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Table 8. Percent of eldercare providers who cared for one person only by age of eldercare recipient and caregiving activity, averages for the combined years 2017-2018

Table 8. Percent of eldercare providers who cared for one person only by age of eldercare recipient and caregiving activity, averages for the combined years 2017-2018
Caregiving activity Percent of eldercare providers who cared for one person only,
on days they provided care(1)
Total Age of care recipient
65 to 74 75 to 84 85 or older

Total, activities reported as care done for those age 65 and over

(1)- (1)- (1)- (1)-

Eating and drinking

22.8 21.1 24.9 21.9

Household activities

38.6 36.1 44.0 35.2

Housework

11.0 9.5 13.6 9.5

Food preparation and cleanup

30.3 23.4 37.4 28.2

Lawn and garden care

3.1 3.3 3.5 2.7

Household management

5.5 5.7 6.0 5.0

Purchasing goods and services

11.2 14.5 11.0 9.0

Caring for and helping household members

19.9 22.4 20.6 17.5

Caring for household adults

16.8 15.5 17.9 16.6

Physical care for household adults

13.2 12.4 12.9 14.1

Providing medical care to household adults

6.0 6.0 8.3 3.7

Helping household adults

4.2 8.4 2.6 2.9

Caring for and helping nonhousehold members

23.9 21.7 20.3 28.8

Caring for nonhousehold adults

9.8 15.1 8.3 7.6

Physical care for nonhousehold adults

5.3 8.3 3.8 4.6

Providing medical care to nonhousehold adults

3.1 4.7 3.8 1.4

Helping nonhousehold adults

18.4 13.3 16.2 24.2

Housework, cooking, and shopping assistance for nonhousehold adults

7.0 2.7 5.4 11.5

House and lawn maintenance and repair assistance for nonhousehold adults

1.9 0.8 3.3 1.3

Picking up and dropping off nonhousehold adults

6.7 8.8 7.1 4.8

Working and work-related activities

2.0 1.0 2.3 2.5

Organizational, civic, and religious activities

3.9 5.9 2.9 3.5

Leisure and sports

37.0 (2)- 34.5 40.5

Socializing and communicating

22.9 20.1 23.8 24.1

Watching TV

15.2 13.4 15.8 16.0

Participating in sports, exercise, and recreation

0.7 (3)- 0.3 1.5

Telephone calls, mail, and e-mail

7.0 6.2 6.1 8.4

Traveling

23.7 27.2 24.3 20.8

Other activities, not elsewhere classified

4.0 3.9 5.7 2.5

Footnotes
(1) Percents sum to more than 100 percent because some eldercare providers did more than one care activity on days they provided care.
(2) Estimate is suppressed because it does not meet the American Time Use Survey publication standards.
(3) Estimate is approximately zero.

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. Data refer to persons 15 years and over.

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Last Modified Date: November 22, 2019