Table 3
Percentage distribution of negative and positive aspects of caregiving, household population aged 45 or older, Canada excluding territories, 2008/2009

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Table 3
Percentage distribution of negative and positive aspects of caregiving, household population aged 45 or older, Canada excluding territories, 2008/2009
  % 95% confidence interval
from to
Caregiving caused/worsened caregiver's health condition 100.0 ... ...
Yes 7.8 6.7 9.0
No 92.2 91.0 93.3
Most negative aspect 100.0 ... ...
Emotionally demanding 17.4 15.9 18.9
Not enough time for self/family 12.0 10.5 13.5
Creates stress 9.5 8.2 11.1
Fatigue 6.6 5.5 7.8
Affects family/other relationships 2.4 1.8 3.2
Interferes with work 1.9Note E: Use with caution 1.4 2.7
Conflicts with social life 0.9Note E: Use with caution 0.6 1.3
Financial burden 0.5Note E: Use with caution 0.3 0.8
Other 4.5 3.6 5.5
Did not experience difficulties 44.4 42.2 46.6
Most positive aspect 100.0 ... ...
Personal satisfaction 30.4 28.3 32.5
Enjoy providing assistance 25.8 23.9 27.8
Closer to care recipient 18.7 17.2 20.4
Feel needed 16.4 14.8 18.0
Other 3.8 3.0 4.7
No positive aspects 5.0 3.7 6.6
E use with caution
... not applicable
Source: 2008/2009 Canadian Community Health Survey – Healthy Aging.