Crude and Age-Adjusted Percentage of Adults Aged 60 Years or Older with Diagnosed Diabetes Who Needed Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL),* by Race/Ethnicity, United States, 1997–2011
From 1997 to 2011, the age-adjusted percentage of adults aged 60 years or older with diagnosed diabetes who reported needing assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL) remained stable for blacks, whites, and Hispanics. Throughout the time period, the crude and age-adjusted percentage was lowest among whites compared to blacks and Hispanics. In 2011, the age-adjusted percentage of adults who reported needing assistance with ADL was 9.2% for whites, 13.1% for Hispanics, and 14.8% for blacks.
* 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.