QuickStats: Percentage* of Adults Aged ≥65 Years Who Received Care at Home From a Nurse or Other Health Care Professional During the Past 12 Months,† by Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2018
Weekly / July 10, 2020 / 69(27);894
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* With 95% confidence intervals shown by error bars.
† Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population and are derived from the National Health Interview Survey Sample Adult component. Based on a positive response to the question “During the past 12 months, did you receive care at home from a nurse or other health care professional?”
In 2018, the percentage of adults aged ≥65 years who received care at home from a nurse or other health care professional during the past 12 months increased with age from 4.5% for adults aged 65–69 years, to 8.2% for those aged 70–74 years and 13.2% for those aged ≥75 years.
Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2018 data. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.
Reported by: Michael E. Martinez, MPH, MHSA, MEMartinez@cdc.gov, 301-458-4758; Tainya C. Clarke, PhD.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥65 Years Who Received Care at Home From a Nurse or Other Health Care Professional During the Past 12 Months, by Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2018. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2020;69:894. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6927a7external icon.
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