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U.S. caregivers share of missed work time for caregiving as of 2017

Percentage of older adults with caregiving experience who missed work to provide care in the U.S. as of 2017

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Release date



United States

Survey time period

June 27 to July 31, 2017

Number of respondents

1,004 respondents

Age group

40 years and above

Special properties

Americans with caregiving experience

Method of interview

Telephone interviews and online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: Have you ever had to miss work to provide care to an aging family member or close friend or not? Missing work can mean anything from missing a few hours here and there to taking off work for an extended period of time. What was the longest amount of time that you needed to take away from work to provide care?

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