Primary sources of information on caregiving for U.S. caregivers in 2017

This statistic displays the the percentage of U.S. caregivers that utilized select resources to get information about caregiving duties as of 2017. According to the survey, 45 percent of respondents relied on friends and family, and medical professionals to provide them with information regarding caregiving responsibilities.

Percentage of U.S. caregivers that received information regarding caregiving from select sources in 2017

Percentage of caregivers
Friends and family45%
Medical professionals45%
Medical websites23%
Books or other printed materials16%
Websites that focus on caregiving16%
Caregiver guide(s)14%
Medicare websites11%
Medicaid website9%
Medicare service representative9%
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Release date

September 2017


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: "Which of the following do you rely on as sources of information to assist in your caregiving duties? Please select all that apply."

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