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Percentage of People with at Least One Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Limitation

This measure identifies people who need the help of others to address personal care needs, such as eating, bathing, dressing or getting around inside their home.

Metrics Calculation:

A dichotomous measure of activities of daily living (ADL) limitations was taken from the NHIS indicating whether or not a person needed the help of other persons with personal care needs, such as eating, bathing, dressing, or getting around inside the home, because of physical, mental, or emotional problem(s). This variable had the following categories: Yes or No.

Numerator: All persons 3 years of age or older who need the help of other persons with personal care needs.

Denominator: The population aged 3 years and older living in households.

Additional Information:

Inclusion Criteria: This measure was asked of all persons aged three years of age and older.

Exclusion Criteria: All persons aged two years and younger were excluded from this measure.

Missing data: Data for all race categories are not statistically reliable for all years; therefore, some categories are missing in some years.

This measure is calculated by the Division of Health Interview Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics from the National Health Interview Survey.

Age Group

Percentage of People with at Least One Activities of Daily Living Limitation by Age Group



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Coverage Overview

Percentage of People with at Least One Activities of Daily Living Limitation by Coverage Overview



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Disability Status

Percentage of People with at Least One Activities of Daily Living Limitation by Disability Status



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Education Level

Percentage of People with at Least One Activities of Daily Living Limitation by Education Level



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Ethnicity

Percentage of People with at Least One Activities of Daily Living Limitation by Ethnicity



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Income Level

Percentage of People with at Least One Activities of Daily Living Limitation by Income Level



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Medicaid Coverage

Percentage of People with at Least One Activities of Daily Living Limitation by Medicaid Coverage



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Medicare Coverage

Percentage of People with at Least One Activities of Daily Living Limitation by Medicare Coverage



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Metropolitan Status

Percentage of People with at Least One Activities of Daily Living Limitation by Metropolitan Status



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National Summary

Percentage of People with at Least One Activities of Daily Living Limitation by National Summary



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Number of Chronic Conditions

Percentage of People with at Least One Activities of Daily Living Limitation by Number of Chronic Conditions



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Other Public Coverage

Percentage of People with at Least One Activities of Daily Living Limitation by Other Public Coverage



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Private Coverage

Percentage of People with at Least One Activities of Daily Living Limitation by Private Coverage



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Race

Percentage of People with at Least One Activities of Daily Living Limitation by Race



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Region

Percentage of People with at Least One Activities of Daily Living Limitation by Region



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Self Reported Health Status

Percentage of People with at Least One Activities of Daily Living Limitation by Self Reported Health Status



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Sex

Percentage of People with at Least One Activities of Daily Living Limitation by Sex



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Type of Difficulty

Percentage of People with at Least One Activities of Daily Living Limitation by Type of Difficulty



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