Table 2
Percentage distribution of characteristics of care recipient and care provided, household population aged 45 or older, Canada excluding territories, 2008/2009

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Table 2
Percentage distribution of characteristics of care recipient and care provided, household population aged 45 or older, Canada excluding territories, 2008/2009
  % 95% confidence interval
from to
Care recipient 100.0 ... ...
Age group  
65 to 74 21.6 20.0 23.3
75 to 84 45.9 43.9 47.9
85 or older 32.5 30.6 34.6
Relationship to caregiver  
Parent/Parent-in-law 55.8 54.0 57.7
Friend/Neighbour/Other 19.2 17.8 20.7
Spouse/Common-law partner 10.5 9.5 11.6
Other relative 9.7 8.7 10.7
Child (older than age 65) 4.8 3.9 6.0
Residence  
Another household 69.6 67.7 71.4
Same household 13.6 12.3 15.0
Health care institution 12.0 10.9 13.3
DeceasedNote 4.8 4.1 5.6
Health condition  
Short-term 13.4 11.0 16.2
Long-term 83.5 80.7 86.0
Other 3.1 2.4 4.1
Care provided 100.0 ... ...
Type  
Transportation 38.8 36.7 40.9
Help with activities such as housework 20.5 18.9 22.3
Personal care 15.5 14.1 17.1
Meal preparation and delivery 11.2 9.9 12.7
Other 14.0 12.6 15.5
Frequency  
Regular (daily) 21.1 19.4 23.0
Regular (less than daily) 35.5 33.5 37.6
Occasionally/Rarely 43.4 41.2 45.5
Duration  
Less than 1 year 30.2 28.1 32.5
1 to less than 3 years 21.5 19.9 23.2
3 to less than 5 years 13.8 12.5 15.2
5 or more years 34.5 32.5 36.5
person cared for in past 12 months was deceased at time of survey
... not applicable
Source: 2008/2009 Canadian Community Health Survey– Healthy Aging.