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Self-Reported Cognitive Impairment Across Racial/Ethnic Groups in the United States, National Health Interview Survey, 1997–2015

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Figure 1.
Predicted probability of reporting cognitive impairment, by age group. Data are from the National Health Interview Survey, 1997–2015.

Age Group, y Non-Hispanic White, % Non-Hispanic Black, % Native American, % Hispanic, % Asian American, %
60–64 3.5 7.6 10.1 6.0 4.0
65–69 3.6 7.2 13.0 6.0 4.2
70–74 4.4 9.0 12.9 7.3 5.3
75–79 6.6 12.4 17.9 9.9 8.3
80–84 11.1 19.1 22.7 16.0 13.6
≥85 17.9 28.1 34.4 25.1 22.8

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Figure 2.
Predicted probability of reporting cognitive impairment, by birth cohort. Data are from the National Health Interview Survey, 1997–2015.

Birth Cohort Non-Hispanic White Non-Hispanic Black Native American Hispanic Asian
1912–1917 15.0 23.6 37.7 20.4 17.1
1918–1922 10.8 16.9 22.7 13.9 14.3
1923–1927 9.3 16.4 21.2 13.0 13.7
1928–1932 7.8 13.4 19.6 11.1 13.4
1933–1937 5.0 9.5 12.7 7.6 6.4
1938–1942 3.9 7.9 12.2 6.4 5.1
1943–1947 3.6 7.4 10.6 6.0 3.9
1948–1952 4.1 8.5 11.6 7.2 4.3
1953–1957 4.0 9.0 13.3 7.2 4.2

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