QuickStats: Percentage* of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Received Care at Home from a Friend or Family Member During the Past 12 Months,† by Age Group — National Health Interview Survey,§ United States, 2021
Weekly / June 9, 2023 / 72(23);642
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* With 95% CIs indicated by 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 2021, 11.9% of adults aged ≥18 years received care at home from a friend or family member during the past 12 months. The percentage of adults who received care during the past 12 months was similar among adults aged 18–44 years (9.8%) and 45–64 years (10.5%), then increased with age to 13.8% among those aged 65–74 years, 19.4% among those aged 75–84 years, and more than doubled to 39.8% among those aged ≥85 years.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2021. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/index.htm
Reported by: Amanda E. Ng, MPH, firstname.lastname@example.org; Xun Wang, MS.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Received Care at Home from a Friend or Family Member During the Past 12 Months, by Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2021. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2023;72:642. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7223a8.
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