Table 9.2
Hours spent, in the past week, providing unpaid care or assistance to seniors in own household, by age group and sex, Atlantic provinces, 2008

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Age group and hours spent Both sexes Male Female
('000) % ('000) % ('000) %
Total all age groups 274 100.0 119 100.0 154 100.0
No hours spent 220 80.3 100 84.0 120 77.9
Less than 10 hours spent 20E 7.3E x x x x
10 hours or more spent 34 12.4 x x x x
15 to 64 114 100.0 44 100.0 71 100.0
No hours spent 82 71.9 32E 72.7 50 70.4
Less than 10 hours spent 15E 13.2E x x x x
10 hours or more spent 17E 14.9E x x x x
65 and over 159 100.0 76 100.0 84 100.0
No hours spent 137 86.2 67 88.2 70 83.3
Less than 10 hours spent 5E 3.1E x x x x
10 hours or more spent 17E 10.7E x x x x
The sum of the values for each category may differ to the total due to rounding. The question was asked of
respondents who had a person (other than the respondent) 65 years of age or over living in the household.
Source(s): Statistics Canada, General Social Survey, 2008.
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