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June 26, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Eldercare in 2011

Percent of eldercare providers, civilian noninstitutional population, by relationship to care recipient, ages 15 and older, 2011 annual averages
Relationship to care recipient Percent

Total

100.0

Spouse or unmarried partner

4.3

Grandparent

19.1

Another related person

20.7

Someone else

25.4

Parent

42.4

Note:

1) Estimates for relationship categories sum to more than 100 percent because some eldercare providers cared for more than one person.

2) Care for a spouse or partner may be underreported.

These data are featured in the TED article, Eldercare in 2011.

 

Time spent providing eldercare for those aged 65 and over, selected activities, percent distribution, 2011 annual averages
Activity Percent distribution

Leisure and sports

31.9

Household activities

22.6

Caring for and helping nonhousehold members

10.0

Eating and drinking

7.3

Working and work-related activities

6.5

Caring for and helping household members

6.3

Traveling

5.4

Purchasing goods and services

4.6

Organizational, civic, and religious activities

2.5

Other activities, not elsewhere classified

2.0

Telephone calls, mail, and e-mail

1.0

These data are featured in the TED article, Eldercare in 2011.

 

 

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