Percentage of Adults Who Provide Care or Assistance to a Friend or Family
Member Who Has A Health Problem, Long-term Illness, or Disability

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 5278 26.4 0.4 25.5 27.2
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 1782 23.6 0.7 22.3 24.9
Female 3496 29.1 0.6 27.9 30.2
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 96 20.5 2.0 16.5 24.5
25-34 years 320 20.4 1.1 18.1 22.6
35-44 years 618 23.2 0.9 21.4 25.0
45-54 years 1349 34.1 0.8 32.5 35.8
55-64 years 1415 33.8 0.8 32.2 35.3
65+ years 1480 25.3 0.6 24.1 26.5
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 171 22.0 2.1 17.9 26.0
Non-Hispanic 5102 26.7 0.5 25.8 27.5
RACE . . . . .
White Only 4745 26.4 0.5 25.5 27.4
Black Only 226 30.8 2.5 25.8 35.7
Other Race Only 191 22.3 2.0 18.4 26.2
More than One Race 101 30.9 3.5 24.0 37.8
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 242 20.5 1.7 17.2 23.9
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 1478 26.6 0.9 24.8 28.3
Some College 1687 29.3 0.9 27.6 31.0
College Graduate 1868 24.9 0.6 23.7 26.1
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 308 24.9 2.0 20.9 28.9
$15,000 - $24,999 696 26.0 1.2 23.7 28.4
$25,000 - $34,999 650 29.9 1.5 27.0 32.8
$35,000 - $49,999 923 29.6 1.1 27.4 31.8
$50,000+ 2127 25.3 0.6 24.2 26.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 3087 27.0 0.6 25.9 28.1
Out of Work 248 27.4 2.2 23.1 31.6
Homemaker / Student 347 22.8 1.6 19.6 26.0
Retired 1350 26.5 0.7 25.2 27.9
Unable to Work 232 24.6 1.8 21.0 28.2
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 1397 24.4 0.8 22.8 25.9
1-19 Hours 368 31.5 2.3 27.0 35.9
20-39 Hours 730 29.7 1.4 27.0 32.4
40 + Hours 2210 25.5 0.6 24.3 26.7
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 3478 27.3 0.5 26.3 28.2
Divorced / Separated 778 29.3 1.2 27.1 31.6
Widowed 560 21.3 0.9 19.5 23.1
Never Married 446 23.0 1.6 20.0 26.1
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 1418 31.1 0.9 29.2 32.9
Living without a Disability 3842 25.2 0.5 24.2 26.2
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 217 28.3 2.2 24.0 32.7
Rural 672 27.3 1.3 24.8 29.9
Densely-settled Rural 852 28.0 1.2 25.6 30.4
Semi-urban 974 25.9 1.0 23.9 27.9
Urban 2555 25.6 0.6 24.4 26.8
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 493 27.8 1.6 24.8 30.9
Insured 4778 26.2 0.5 25.3 27.1
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 589 28.1 1.3 25.6 30.6
No Diabetes 4688 26.2 0.5 25.3 27.1
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 2049 29.1 0.7 27.8 30.5
No Hypertension 3217 25.2 0.6 24.1 26.3
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 442 29.7 1.8 26.3 33.2
No Current Asthma 4800 26.1 0.5 25.2 26.9
ARTHRITIS STATUS . . . . .
Arthritis 1951 33.4 0.8 31.9 34.9
No Arthritis 3274 24.2 0.5 23.2 25.2
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 769 28.0 1.1 25.8 30.2
Excellent to Good 4503 26.2 0.5 25.3 27.1
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 584 35.8 1.7 32.5 39.1
<14 days mental health not good 4651 25.5 0.5 24.6 26.4
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 997 31.9 1.2 29.6 34.3
Non-Smoker 4264 25.2 0.5 24.3 26.1
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 1653 24.1 0.7 22.6 25.6
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 1794 26.7 0.8 25.2 28.2
Obese (BMI >= 30) 1615 28.7 0.8 27.1 30.3
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 4118 27.4 0.5 26.4 28.5
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 1158 22.8 0.8 21.3 24.4
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 2487 29.0 0.7 27.7 30.4
Insufficient 1993 24.7 0.7 23.5 26.0
No Activity 568 21.7 1.1 19.5 23.8

Numerator: Respondents who reported that they provided regular care or assistance to a family
member or friend who has a health problem, long-term illness or disability in the past month.
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.