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Table 4 Median total time spent related to health by respondent (hours per month)

From: Time to care? Health of informal older carers and time spent on health related activities: an Australian survey

  Diabetes sub-sample Lung sub-sample NSA sub-sample
Respondents with five or more chronic diseases
Carers (own time plus caring time) 113.7 (81.7-145.7) 99.5 (69.1-129.8) 68.3 (24.3-112.2)
Non-carers (own time) 15.7 (9.8-21.6) 23.9 (16.6-31.2) 21.5 (15.6-27.4)
Care recipients with five or more chronic diseases
Carers (own time plus caring time) 119 (76.8-161.2) 97.5 (75.0-120.0) 83.2 (23.3-143.0)
Comparative numbers from overall respondents
Carer with chronic condition (own time plus caring time) 87.5 (68.8-106.2) 63.2 (46.1-80.2) 54.75 (38.9-70.6)
Non- Carer with chronic condition (own time) 10.5 (8.9-12.1) 15.7 (14.1-17.2) 5.9 (5.3-6.5)