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Provision of care

  • Mnemonic reference


  • Applicability

    All people, UK


This question records whether a person gives any help or support to family members, friends, neighbours or others because of long-term physical or mental ill-health or disability, or problems related to old age.

Note that there is no specific reference to whether this care is provided within the household or outside the household. Therefore, no explicit link can be created to infer that an individual providing care is providing it to a person within the household who has poor general health, or a limiting long term illness, disability or health problem.

The variable records the time spent in a typical week.


Total number of categories 4

Code Name
1 No care provided
2 1 to 19 hours
3 20 to 49 hours
4 50+ hours