QuickStats: Percentage* of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Received Care at Home From a Friend or Family Member in the Past 12 Months,† by Sex and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey,§ United States, July–December 2020
Weekly / January 14, 2022 / 71(2);69
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* With 95% CIs indicated with error bars.
† Based on a response to the question, “During the past 12 months, did you receive care at home from a friend or family member?” The definition of care was left up to respondent interpretation in most cases, but if asked, the interviewer could clarify that care encompasses a wide range of activities with which a person might need help, including personal and household tasks.
§ Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population.
During July–December 2020, 10.0% of adults aged ≥18 years received care at home from a friend or family member in the past 12 months. Among both men and women, the percentage of adults who received care in the past 12 months increased with age. Women were more likely than men to receive care among those aged ≥18 years (11.5% and 8.5%, respectively), 45–64 years (12.4% and 8.5%, respectively), and ≥65 years (17.7% and 13.2%, respectively).
Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/index.htm
Reported by: Amanda E. Ng, MPH, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-458-4587; Anjel Vahratian, PhD.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Received Care at Home From a Friend or Family Member in the Past 12 Months, by Sex and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, July–December 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2022;71:69. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7102a5external icon.
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