Table 8
Women and men caring for a senior, by the senior's place of residence, Canada, 2010

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Table 8
Women and men caring for a senior, by the senior's place of residence, Canada, 2010
Table summary
This table displays the results of women and men caring for a senior. The information is grouped by care of senior and place of residence appearing as row headers, women, men appearing as column headers, calculated using percentage as a unit of measure.
Care of senior and place of residence Women Men
percentage
Provide care to a senior1
Senior living in the household 2.8 2.4
Senior not living in the household 14.3 9.2*
Spend more than 10 hours per week caring for a senior2
Senior living in the household 48.9 25.0*
Senior not living in the household 11.4 6.5E*
E use with caution
* statistically significant difference between women and men at p < 0.05
1. Respondents were classified as providing care to a senior if they did it for at least one hour per week.
2. Only those who provide care to a senior are included.
Source: Statistics Canada, General Social Survey, 2010.
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