Percentage of Adults Aged 60 Years or Older with Diagnosed Diabetes Who Needed Assistance with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL)*, 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 Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) remained unchanged by age and sex groups. Throughout the period, the percentage was highest among females aged 75 years or older and lowest among men aged 60–74 years. In 2011, the percentage of females and males aged 75 years or older who reported needing assistance with IADL was 2–3 times the percentage of those aged 60–74 years (32.6% vs. 16.3% for females and 19.7% vs. 6.3% for males).
* 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.