Percentage of Adults Aged 60 Years or Older with Diagnosed Diabetes Who Needed Assistance with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL),* by Age, United States, 1997–2011
From 1997 to 2011, the percentage of adults aged 60 years or older with diagnosed diabetes who reported needing assistance with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL), such as preparing meals, managing money, shopping, doing housework, or using a telephone, showed little or no change overall and by age group. Throughout the time period, a higher percentage of adults aged 75 years or older needed assistance with IADL when compared with adults aged 60–74 years. In 2011, the percentage of adults who needed assistance with IADL was 26.5% for those aged 75 years or older and 11.1% for those aged 60–74 years.
* 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 CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.