U.S. adult estimates of long-term elderly care needs 2018

Percentage of U.S. adults that correctly estimated the share of elderly who will need some form of ongoing living assistance in their lifetime of 2018

U.S. adult estimates of long-term elderly care needs 2018 This statistic shows the percentage of U.S. adults that correctly estimated the share of those aged 65 years and older who will need some form of ongoing living assistance in their lifetime of 2018. According to data, among those aged 18 to 39, 64 percent underestimated the long-term care needs of the elderly in the U.S.
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Percentage of U.S. adults that correctly estimated the share of elderly who will need some form of ongoing living assistance in their lifetime of 2018

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18 to 39 years40 years and older
Underestimated64%53%
Correctly estimated29%35%
Overestimated6%11%
18 to 39 years40 years and older
Underestimated64%53%
Correctly estimated29%35%
Overestimated6%11%
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This statistic shows the percentage of U.S. adults that correctly estimated the share of those aged 65 years and older who will need some form of ongoing living assistance in their lifetime of 2018. According to data, among those aged 18 to 39, 64 percent underestimated the long-term care needs of the elderly in the U.S.
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