Main problem of care recipient in the U.S. as identified by caregiver 2014

Common main problem or illness of care recipient as identified by caregiver in the United States as of 2014*

Main problem of care recipient in the U.S. as identified by caregiver 2014 This survey depicts the common main problems or illnesses of care recipients as identified by their informal caregivers in the United States as of 2014. In that year, about seven percent of caregivers reported that mobility was the main problem of their care recipient. It is estimated that 43.5 million adults in the United States have provided unpaid care to an adult or a child in the last year.
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Common main problem or illness of care recipient as identified by caregiver in the United States as of 2014*

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Percentage of respondents
"Old age"14%
Alzheimer's/confusion8%
Surgery, wounds8%
Cancer7%
Mobility7%
Mental/emotional illness5%
Heart disease5%
Diabetes5%
Stroke4%
Arthritis4%
Back problems4%
Broken bones3%
Feeble, falling3%
Lung disease3%
Percentage of respondents
"Old age"14%
Alzheimer's/confusion8%
Surgery, wounds8%
Cancer7%
Mobility7%
Mental/emotional illness5%
Heart disease5%
Diabetes5%
Stroke4%
Arthritis4%
Back problems4%
Broken bones3%
Feeble, falling3%
Lung disease3%
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This survey depicts the common main problems or illnesses of care recipients as identified by their informal caregivers in the United States as of 2014. In that year, about seven percent of caregivers reported that mobility was the main problem of their care recipient. It is estimated that 43.5 million adults in the United States have provided unpaid care to an adult or a child in the last year.
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