2015–2017 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Data from adults in 44 States, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia

1 in 5

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1 in 5 adults are caregivers

CAREGIVERS provide regular care or assistance to a FRIEND or FAMILY member with a health problem or a disability

CAREGIVING CAN BE

Lengthy

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Nearly half have provided care for at least two years

Intense

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Almost a third have provided care for at least 20 hours per week

WHO ARE CAREGIVERS?

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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?

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80% manage household tasks

Over 50% assist with personal care

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FUTURE CAREGIVERS

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1 in 6 NON-CAREGIVERS expect to BECOME CAREGIVERS within 2 years

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