Codes and Frequencies
ECPRIOR reports whether the respondent has provided any care or assistance for an aging adult during the three months prior to the interview, not including financial assistance or help respondent provided as part of his/her paid job.
Eldercare is defined as providing care due to a condition related to aging that is an ongoing ailment or physical or emotional limitation that typically affects older people. Temporary conditions that do not require ongoing care, such as a broken leg, are excluded from the definition of eldercare.
Information about the individuals to whom respondents provided care is available through the extract system. Characteristics of care recipients include relationship, age, length of care provided, and an indicator of presence in the household.
Additional information about elder care is available elsewhere.
- All respondents.