Distribution of caregivers in the U.S. as of 2019, by patient age and status

This statistic displays the distribution of caregivers in the U.S. as of 2019, by the age and status of the person they provided care for. It was found that 52 percent of caregivers provided care for a sick/ill and/or elderly adult.

Distribution of caregivers who provided care to select people in the U.S. as of 2019, by age and status

Distribution of caregivers
A sick/ill and/or elderly adult (over age 65)52%
A sick/ill adult (ages 18 to 65)23%
A special needs child (under 18)9%
A special needs adult (age 18 or over)7%
A sick/ill child (under age 18)5%
Other3%
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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

February 13 and February 22, 2019

Number of respondents

1,400 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

All qualified current and past caregivers

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Is the person you currently provide care for...? Please select all that apply"

Definition of caregiving in the C.A.R.E. Study: Situations where an individual is responsible for providing care (emotional, financial, physical) or the resources for that care to someone or several people over a substantial period of time. The caregiving could be for anyone in their life who is or could be aging, ill or have special needs, but does not include any caregiving that is done in a professional capacity/as part of employment.

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