2015–2017 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Data from adults in 44 States, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia
1 in 5
1 in 5 adults are caregivers
CAREGIVING CAN BE
Nearly half have provided care for at least two years
Almost a third have provided care for at least 20 hours per week
WHO ARE CAREGIVERS?
58% are women
19% are 65 years old or older
1 in 3 are caring for a parent or parent-in-law
9% of caregivers are providing care to someone with dementia
HOW DO CAREGIVERS HELP?
80% manage household tasks
Over 50% assist with personal care
1 in 6 NON-CAREGIVERS expect to BECOME CAREGIVERS within 2 years
Page last reviewed: March 8, 2019