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 Sex, United States, 1997–2011
The crude and age-adjusted percentages of men and women aged 60 years or older with diagnosed diabetes who reported needing assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL) remained unchanged from 1997 to 2011. Trends in the crude and age-adjusted percentages among men and among women were similar, suggesting that the aging of the population had little or no effect on trends during this time period. Throughout the period, both the crude and age-adjusted percentage of adults aged 60 years or older with diagnosed diabetes who reported needing assistance with ADL was greater for women when compared with men. In 2011, the age-adjusted percentage of adults who reported needing assistance with ADL was 11.5% for women and 8.4% for men.
* 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 the CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.