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19 Jun

#FactFriday - Where Do Consumers Reside?

When CDChoices conducts Consumer surveys, we try to gather samples from both self-directing Consumers and Designated Representatives (DRs). We compare the findings to determine if there are any significant differences or surprising similarities.

The results of our recent coronavirus survey show a difference in living situations for self-directing Consumers and those who use DRs. We asked survey participants to identify their living situation. The results to the question are reported in the graph below.

Consumer's Living Situation

% of DRs

% of Self-Directing

% of Grand Total

Roommate (not friend/family)


1.3%

0.7%

I live with both friends and family


1.3%

0.7%

Lives Alone

31.3%

57.0%

45.2%

Lives with Family

59.7%

25.3%

41.1%

Lives with Friends

1.5%

3.8%

2.7%

Other (please specify)

7.5%

10.1%

8.9%

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1.3%

0.7%

Grand Total





Respondents who answered "Other" were given the opportunity to write in a response. Common responses were "with PA" or "with spouse."

As you can see, the percentage of self-directing Consumers who live alone is approximately the same as the percentage of Consumers who use a DR who live with family (57% and 59.7% respectively).