Table 4. Percent of eldercare providers 1 who provided care on an average day and time spent providing this care by day of week and selected characteristics, averages for the combined years 2011-12

Table 4.  Percent of eldercare providers (1) who provided care on an average day and time spent providing this care by day of week and selected  
characteristics, averages for the combined years 2011-12
                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                         Average hours per day   
                                                             Percent of eldercare         Average hours per day         eldercare providers (1)  
                                              Number of   providers (1) who provided    eldercare providers (1)         spent providing care on  
                                              eldercare     care on an average day        spent providing care            days they engaged in   
                                              providers                                                                         eldercare        
               Characteristic                    (in                                                                                             
                                              thousands)                                                                                         
                                                          Total,             Weekends   Total,             Weekends   Total,             Weekends
                                                         all days  Weekdays    and     all days  Weekdays    and     all days  Weekdays    and   
                                                                             holidays                      holidays                      holidays
                                                                                                                                                 
                     Age                                                                                                                         
Total, 15 years and over.....................   39,564     23.0      21.9      25.7       0.74      0.71      0.83      3.22      3.23      3.21 
  15 to 24 years.............................    5,330     15.4      15.4      15.2        .19       .21       .15      1.25      (9)       (9)  
  25 to 34 years.............................    4,050     12.9       8.8      20.1        .38      (9)        .66      2.99      (9)       3.27 
  35 to 44 years.............................    5,060     20.5      20.0      21.6        .50       .47       .57      2.45      2.36      2.63 
  45 to 54 years.............................   10,106     22.3      22.4      22.0        .73       .74       .71      3.27      3.29      3.22 
  55 to 64 years.............................    8,366     26.0      22.9      33.6        .90       .80      1.13      3.45      3.51      3.35 
  65 years and over..........................    6,652     34.7      33.6      37.3       1.41      1.38      1.48      4.07      4.11      3.98 
                                                                                                                                                 
                     Sex                                                                                                                         
Men..........................................   17,500     20.8      18.8      25.8        .60       .51       .80      2.86      2.74      3.08 
Women........................................   22,064     24.8      24.4      25.6        .86       .86       .85      3.47      3.54      3.31 
                                                                                                                                                 
  Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity (2)                                                                                                      
White........................................   33,149     22.3      20.9      25.2        .69       .65       .79      3.11      3.11      3.11 
Black or African American....................    4,678     30.5      30.8      30.0       1.12      1.11      1.16      3.68      3.61      3.88 
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.................    3,792     28.1      31.6      21.1        .79       .88       .62      2.82      2.79      2.93 
                                                                                                                                                 
              Employment status                                                                                                                  
Employed.....................................   25,035     19.1      17.5      22.8        .45       .39       .59      2.34      2.21      2.57 
  Full-time workers..........................   18,680     17.9      16.1      22.0        .44       .37       .60      2.47      2.30      2.75 
  Part-time workers..........................    6,354     22.6      21.4      25.4        .46       .43       .52      2.03      2.02      2.06 
Not employed.................................   14,529     29.8      29.5      30.5       1.25      1.26      1.22      4.20      4.29      4.02 
                                                                                                                                                 
  Educational attainment, 25 years and over                                                                                                      
Less than a high school diploma..............    2,056     32.9       (9)      27.0       1.26      1.38      1.07      3.82      3.76      3.95 
High school graduates, no college............   10,062     25.1      23.2      29.4        .82       .77       .93      3.26      3.32      3.16 
Some college or associate degree.............    9,552     25.4      24.3      27.9        .95       .92      1.02      3.74      3.78      3.66 
Bachelor's degree and higher.................   12,564     21.2      19.7      24.5        .67       .62       .79      3.18      3.15      3.23 
                                                                                                                                                 
 Parent of household children under 18 years                                                                                                     
Parent of one or more household children.....    8,873     17.4      16.9      18.5       0.53      0.51      0.59      3.07      3.01      3.18 
  Parent of a household child age 6 to 17,                                                                                                       
   none younger..............................    6,000     19.9      19.3      21.0        .65       .58       .78      3.25      3.00      3.73 
  Parent of a household child under age 6....    2,873     12.3      11.4      13.7       (9)       (9)        .22      (9)       (9)       1.61 
Not a parent of a household child............   30,691     24.6      23.2      28.0        .80       .76       .90      3.26      3.28      3.22 
                                                                                                                                                 
               Marital status                                                                                                                    
No spouse or unmarried partner present in                                                                                                        
 household...................................   15,939     24.1      23.6      25.4        .71       .71       .71      2.94      3.01      2.79 
Spouse or unmarried partner present in                                                                                                           
 household...................................   23,625     22.3      20.6      25.9        .76       .70       .90      3.43      3.40      3.48 
                                                                                                                                                 
        Number of care recipients (3)                                                                                                            
Caring for one person........................   27,785     24.5      24.0      25.7        .84       .80       .94      3.44      3.35      3.65 
Caring for two persons.......................    8,772     19.4      16.3      25.9        .51       .47       .58      2.62      2.91      2.24 
Caring for three or more persons.............    2,926     20.5      18.1      25.9        .50       .47       .59      2.46      2.59      2.26 
                                                                                                                                                 
      Relationship to care recipient (4)                                                                                                         
Eldercare providers caring for one person                                                                                                        
 only........................................   27,785     24.5      24.0      25.7        .84       .80       .94      3.44      3.35      3.65 
   Caring for a spouse or unmarried                                                                                                              
    partner (5)..............................    1,675     71.4       (9)       (9)       3.98      4.03      3.89      5.58      5.67      5.39 
   Caring for a parent.......................   11,293     28.5      28.3      29.0        .94       .90      1.04      3.31      3.20      3.57 
   Caring for a grandparent (6)..............    4,883     13.2      13.2      13.3        .25      (9)        .26      1.91      (9)       1.99 
   Caring for another related person.........    4,808     20.3      18.1      25.1        .64       .51      (9)       3.13      2.84      3.58 
   Caring for a friend or neighbor...........    4,053     14.8      14.5      15.6        .28       .28      (9)       1.90      1.92      (9)  
                                                                                                                                                 
        Age of care recipient                                                                                                                    
Eldercare providers caring for one person                                                                                                        
 only........................................   27,785     24.5      24.0      25.7       0.84      0.80      0.94      3.44      3.35      3.65 
  Caring for someone age 65 to 69............    2,839     23.6      24.2      22.4        .52      (9)        .53      2.20      (9)       2.38 
  Caring for someone age 70 to 74............    3,647     22.4      19.6      29.0        .79       .75       .86      3.51      3.85      2.98 
  Caring for someone age 75 to 79............    5,045     25.5      25.6      25.2        .88       .87       .91      3.46      3.41      3.60 
  Caring for someone age 80 to 84............    6,347     25.3      26.5      22.4        .83       .86       .74      3.26      3.25      3.28 
  Caring for someone age 85 or older.........    9,907     24.5      23.1      27.6        .95       .83      1.22      3.87      3.58      4.41 
                                                                                                                                                 
Care of household or nonhousehold members(4)                                                                                                     
Provided eldercare to household member(s)                                                                                                        
 only........................................    5,331     65.2      64.7      66.3       2.86      2.78      3.04      4.38      4.29      4.58 
Provided eldercare to nonhousehold member(s)                                                                                                     
 only........................................   33,557     16.3      15.2      18.8        .41       .39       .46      2.52      2.55      2.47 
                                                                                                                                                 
            Frequency of care (7)                                                                                                                
Provided care daily..........................    7,771     64.4      63.3      67.0       2.64      2.57      2.80      4.10      4.06      4.18 
Provided care several times a week...........    9,316     25.5      25.7      25.1        .57       .58       .56      2.24      2.25      2.22 
Provided care once a week....................    7,918     10.7       7.0      19.4        .23       .16       .40      2.17      2.29      2.07 
Provided care several times a month..........    7,557      7.9       7.4       8.9        .14       .13       .17      1.77      1.69      1.93 
Provided care once a month...................    5,040      2.2       1.8       3.3        .05      (9)        .09      2.36      (9)       (9)  
                                                                                                                                                 
             Duration of care (8)                                                                                                                
Provided care for less than 1 year...........    9,056     17.5      17.7      17.0        .52       .53       .51      2.97      2.97      2.98 
Provided care for 1 to 2 years...............   10,655     22.9      22.2      24.4        .75       .79       .66      3.29      3.58      2.71 
Provided care for 3 to 4 years...............    6,633     27.6      25.1      33.6        .94       .97       .88      3.41      3.85      2.62 
Provided care for 5 to 9 years...............    7,133     25.5      24.7      27.1        .80       .62      1.17      3.12      2.49      4.30 
Provided care for 10 years or more...........    6,087     23.6      20.8      30.3        .78       .64      1.09      3.28      3.09      3.60 
                                                                                                                                                 
   1 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.
   2 Not all race categories are shown. Persons of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity may be of any race.
   3 Data do not sum to total because some persons did not respond to the question identifying the number of care recipients.
   4 Not all categories are shown.
   5 Care for a spouse or unmarried partner may be underreported.  See the Technical Note for more information.
   6 Refers only to persons caring for a grandparent who did not live with them. Persons caring for a grandparent with whom they lived are
included in the category "Caring for another related person."
   7 Survey participants were asked how often they provided care in the past 3 to 4 months; this information was used to categorize them by
frequency of care. Corresponding time and percent estimates were measured using information about care provided on the diary day. Not all
categories are shown.
   8 For persons who provided eldercare to more than one person, the duration of care is calculated based on the person for whom they had cared
the longest.
   9 Estimate is suppressed because it does not meet the American Time Use Survey publication standards.
   NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, data refer to persons 15 years and over.



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