Common main problem or illness of care recipients as identified by caregiver in the United States as of 2014, by recipient age
Main problem of informal care recipient in the U.S. by recipient age 2014
This survey depicts the common main problems or illnesses of care recipients as identified by their informal caregivers in the United States in 2015, by age of the recipient. During this year, about six percent of caregivers reported that arthritis was the main problem of their care recipient between the age of 50 and 64 years.
Common main problem or illness of care recipients as identified by caregiver in the United States as of 2014, by recipient age
Recipient age 18 to 49 yearsRecipient age 50 to 64 yearsRecipient age 65 years or older
Alzheimer's, dementia, forgetfulness1%2%12%
Arthritis4%6%4%
Back problems5%8%3%
Cancer6%8%6%
Diabetes4%7%4%
Heart disease2%3%6%
Mental/emotional illness, depression18%10%1%
Mobility5%9%7%
"Old age", fragility-3%20%
Stroke2%3%5%
Surgery, wounds12%11%6%
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Sources

Release date

June 2015

Region

United States

Survey time period

September 11 to November 5, 2014

Number of respondents

1,248 family caregivers

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "What is/was the main problem or illness your [relation] has/had for which he/she needs/needed your care?"

Main problem of informal care recipient in the U.S. by recipient age 2014
This survey depicts the common main problems or illnesses of care recipients as identified by their informal caregivers in the United States in 2015, by age of the recipient. During this year, about six percent of caregivers reported that arthritis was the main problem of their care recipient between the age of 50 and 64 years.
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