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Table 1. Number and percent of the U.S. population who were eldercare providers by sex and selected characteristics, averages for the combined years 2017-2018

Table 1. Number and percent of the U.S. population who were eldercare providers by sex and selected characteristics, averages for the combined years 2017-2018 [Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic Total Men Women
Civilian noninstitutional population Eldercare providers Civilian noninstitutional population Eldercare providers Civilian noninstitutional population Eldercare providers
Number Percent of population Number Percent of population Number Percent of population

Age

Total, 15 years and over

260,550 40,422 15.5 126,096 16,986 13.5 134,454 23,436 17.4

15 to 24 years

42,186 4,310 10.2 21,266 1,903 8.9 20,920 2,407 11.5

25 to 34 years

44,271 3,831 8.7 22,037 1,560 7.1 22,234 2,271 10.2

35 to 44 years

40,262 4,614 11.5 19,734 2,020 10.2 20,527 2,594 12.6

45 to 54 years

41,511 8,674 20.9 20,294 3,494 17.2 21,217 5,180 24.4

55 to 64 years

41,903 10,147 24.2 20,159 4,290 21.3 21,744 5,857 26.9

65 years and over

50,417 8,846 17.5 22,605 3,718 16.4 27,812 5,127 18.4

Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity(1)

White

209,411 33,633 16.1 102,266 14,410 14.1 107,145 19,224 17.9

Black or African American

32,343 4,853 15.0 14,742 1,876 12.7 17,602 2,977 16.9

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

43,006 3,490 8.1 21,378 1,322 6.2 21,628 2,168 10.0

Employment status

Employed

163,460 25,378 15.5 86,655 11,648 13.4 76,805 13,730 17.9

Full-time workers

128,075 19,229 15.0 73,043 9,194 12.6 55,032 10,035 18.2

Part-time workers

35,385 6,149 17.4 13,612 2,454 18.0 21,774 3,694 17.0

Not employed

97,090 15,044 15.5 39,441 5,338 13.5 57,648 9,706 16.8

Educational attainment, 25 years and over

Less than a high school diploma

20,027 1,528 7.6 9,977 678 6.8 10,050 850 8.5

High school graduates, no college

64,027 9,970 15.6 31,974 4,531 14.2 32,054 5,439 17.0

Some college or associate degree

51,993 9,140 17.6 23,730 3,618 15.2 28,263 5,523 19.5

Bachelor's degree and higher

82,317 15,473 18.8 39,148 6,256 16.0 43,168 9,217 21.4

Parent of household children under 18 years

Parent of one or more household children

67,605 8,211 12.1 30,397 3,221 10.6 37,208 4,989 13.4

Parent of a household child age 6 to 17, none younger

36,984 5,367 14.5 16,738 2,153 12.9 20,247 3,214 15.9

Parent of a household child under age 6

30,620 2,844 9.3 13,659 1,069 7.8 16,961 1,775 10.5

Not a parent of a household child

192,945 32,211 16.7 95,699 13,765 14.4 97,246 18,447 19.0

Marital status

No spouse or unmarried partner present in household

113,963 15,771 13.8 53,300 6,680 12.5 60,662 9,090 15.0

Spouse or unmarried partner present in household

146,587 24,651 16.8 72,796 10,306 14.2 73,791 14,345 19.4

Footnotes
(1) Not all race categories are shown. Persons of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity may be of any race.

NOTE: Eldercare providers are those who, in the previous 3 to 4 months, cared for someone with a condition related to aging. Estimates were calculated for persons who cared for at least one person age 65 or older. Unless otherwise specified, data refer to persons 15 years and over.

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Last Modified Date: November 22, 2019