Percentage of Adults Aged 60 Years or Older with Diagnosed Diabetes Who Needed Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL),* by Age and Sex, United States, 1997–2011
From 1997 to 2011, the percentage of adults aged 60 years or older who reported needing assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL) showed little or no change by age and sex groups. Throughout the period, the percentage was higher among women compared with men. Among women and among men, percentages were higher among those aged 75 years or older compared with those aged 60–74 years. In 2011, the percentage of females and males aged 75 years or older who reported needing assistance with ADL was 2–3 times the percentage of those aged 60–74 years (18.6% vs. 7.5% for females and 14.6% vs. 4.9% for males).
* Activities of Daily Living = personal care needs such as eating, bathing, dressing, or getting around inside the home.
Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Health Interview Statistics, data from the National Health Interview Survey. Data analyzed by personnel in CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.