Outline of the Sixth Longitudinal Survey of Babies in 21st Century

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Japanese

(2) Caregivers

The proportion of “nurses and kindergarten teachers” as the usual caregivers reached 97%.

Concerning the usual caregivers (multiple answers), the proportion of “nurses and kindergarten teachers” was the highest (97.0%). Comparing the figure with that in the 5th survey (aged 54 months), the percentage increased by 6.7%. The second highest proportion was “mother” (91.0%). Comparing the figure with that in the 5th survey, there was no major change. However, comparing it with that in the 1st survey, the percentage decreased by 6.5% (Table 1).

Table 1 Changes in the usual caregivers (multiple answers)

(Unit: %)
  Total Usual caregivers (multiple answers)
Mother Father Grandparent   Nurses and
kindergarten
teachers
  Others
Grandmother Grandfather Nurses,
etc.
Kindergarten
teachers

Maternal

Paternal

Maternal

Paternal

Total of the 1st survey

100.0

97.5

48.4

21.8

21.2

9.5

3.5

3.5

2.0

Total of the 2nd survey

100.0

95.7

50.5

27.1

15.1

12.7

5.8

5.6

18.0

18.0

2.3

Total of the 3rd survey

100.0

93.4

45.4

26.1

14.6

12.1

5.7

5.1

25.6

25.6

2.3

Total of the 4th survey

100.0

92.3

44.8

24.1

13.3

11.1

5.3

4.8

49.7

33.2

16.6

1.7

Total of the 5th survey

100.0

90.9

47.0

23.9

13.3

11.0

5.4

5.0

90.3

39.3

52.0

1.7

Total of the 6th survey

100.0

91.0

47.8

23.7

13.0

10.9

5.8

5.0

97.0

37.9

59.7

1.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Born in January

100.0

91.2

47.6

24.0

13.3

10.9

6.0

5.0

99.0

36.6

62.9

1.7

Born in July

100.0

90.8

47.9

23.3

12.7

10.9

5.6

5.1

95.0

39.1

56.5

1.5

Notes:
1) The figures are based on the total number of responses to the 1st through 6th surveys (total number of replies: 35,873).
2) The total includes the number of responses with “unknown” concerning usual caregivers.
3) “Nurses, etc.” includes “nurses, etc. at nursery schools” and “nursery mothers or baby sitters”.

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