Percentage of Adults Providing Regular Care or Assistance to
Someone who has a Long-term Illness or Disability.

Response Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 498 11.0 0.6 9.9 12.1
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 153 8.9 0.8 7.3 10.5
Female 345 13.0 0.8 11.5 14.5
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 10 8.3 2.6 3.2 13.4
25-34 years 31 6.5 1.2 4.1 8.9
35-44 years 64 10.6 1.4 8.0 13.3
45-54 years 113 12.7 1.2 10.3 15.1
55-64 years 152 17.2 1.4 14.5 19.9
65+ years 123 11.3 1.0 9.3 13.3
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 8 3.2 1.3 0.6 5.7
Non-Hispanic 490 11.5 0.6 10.4 12.7
RACE . . . . .
White Only 468 11.8 0.6 10.6 13.0
Black Only 15 10.0 2.8 4.5 15.4
Other Race Only 6 1.9 0.8 0.2 3.5
More than One Race 6 9.3 3.9 1.7 16.9
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 28 12.1 2.5 7.2 16.9
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 131 10.1 1.0 8.1 12.2
Some College 159 12.4 1.1 10.2 14.6
College Graduate 180 10.4 0.9 8.7 12.1
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 32 14.8 3.3 8.4 21.2
$15,000 - $24,999 66 10.7 1.6 7.6 13.7
$25,000 - $34,999 70 12.4 1.8 9.0 15.9
$35,000 - $49,999 83 11.1 1.3 8.5 13.7
$50,000+ 199 10.5 0.8 8.9 12.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 293 10.3 0.7 8.9 11.6
Out of Work 15 24.1 6.8 10.8 37.5
Homemaker / Student 46 12.2 2.0 8.4 16.1
Retired 128 12.2 1.1 10.0 14.3
Unable to Work 15 8.8 2.3 4.3 13.2
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 148 11.7 1.0 9.7 13.6
1-19 Hours 29 14.2 3.1 8.1 20.2
20-39 Hours 63 10.9 1.5 7.9 13.9
40 + Hours 217 10.0 0.8 8.4 11.5
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 336 11.0 0.6 9.7 12.3
Divorced / Separated 64 11.6 1.7 8.2 14.9
Widowed 52 9.1 1.4 6.3 11.9
Never Married 45 11.4 2.0 7.4 15.4
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 122 11.3 1.1 9.2 13.4
Living without a Disability 376 10.9 0.7 9.7 12.2
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 27 13.8 2.9 8.1 19.5
Rural 70 12.4 1.7 9.0 15.7
Densely-settled Rural 92 12.2 1.4 9.4 15.0
Semi-urban 103 12.4 1.3 9.8 15.1
Urban 206 9.4 0.8 7.9 10.8
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 63 10.5 1.5 7.5 13.5
Excellent to Good 433 11.1 0.6 9.9 12.3
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 39 10.2 1.9 6.5 13.9
Insured 458 11.1 0.6 9.9 12.2
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 44 10.6 1.7 7.2 14.0
No Diabetes 453 11.0 0.6 9.8 12.1
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 189 13.1 1.1 11.0 15.2
No Hypertension 308 10.1 0.7 8.8 11.4
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 48 13.3 2.2 9.0 17.5
No Current Asthma 448 10.8 0.6 9.6 11.9
ARTHRITIS STATUS . . . . .
Has arthritis 221 15.2 1.1 13.0 17.3
No arthritis 277 9.4 0.7 8.1 10.7
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 46 14.3 2.5 9.5 19.2
<14 days mental health not good 438 10.6 0.6 9.4 11.7
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 95 12.6 1.4 9.8 15.4
Non-Smoker 398 10.6 0.6 9.4 11.7
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 160 10.1 0.9 8.3 11.8
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 168 11.0 1.0 9.1 13.0
Obese (BMI >= 30) 150 11.8 1.1 9.6 13.9
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 389 11.5 0.7 10.2 12.8
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 108 9.1 1.0 7.2 10.9
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 239 12.1 0.9 10.3 13.8
Insufficient 190 10.2 0.9 8.6 11.9
No Activity 55 9.0 1.3 6.5 11.5

Numerator: Respondents who reported they had provided regular care or assistance to a family
member or friend who has a long-term illness or disability
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.
On Questionnaire Split B