Reasons that U.S. caregivers became caregivers as of 2017

This statistic displays the percentage of U.S. caregivers that agreed with select statements regarding their reasons for becoming a caregiver as of 2017. According to the data, 63 percent of caregivers stated they became a caregiver because they wanted to care for a loved one.

Percentage of U.S. caregivers that became a caregiver for select reasons as of 2017

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Sources

Release date

September 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

March 13 to April 21, 2017

Number of respondents

3,074 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Nonprofessional/unpaid caregivers that provided care for a relative or friend at any time in the past 12 months

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "How did you come to be a caregiver? Please select all that apply."

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