Crude and Age-Adjusted Percentage of Adults Aged 60 Years or Older with Diagnosed Diabetes Who Needed Assistance with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL),* by Race/Ethnicity, United States, 1997–2011
From 1997 to 2011, both the crude and age-adjusted percentages of adults aged 60 years or older with diagnosed diabetes who reported needing assistance with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) decreased for whites but showed little or no change for blacks and Hispanics. Throughout the period, in general, the crude and age-adjusted percentages were lowest among whites compared with the other groups. In 2011, the age-adjusted percentage of adults aged 60 years or older who reported needing assistance with IADL was 15.6% for whites, 19.7% for Hispanics, and 22.4% for blacks.
* Instrumental Activities of Daily Living = routine needs such as everyday household chores, doing necessary business, shopping, getting around for other purposes.
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 the CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.