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.

Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)

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.

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

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

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Percentage of People with at Least One Activities of Daily Living Limitation among those with Medicare

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

* 35 Medicare Coverage

Percentage of People with at Least One Activities of Daily Living Limitation among those with Medicaid

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

- 35 Medicaid Coverage

In order to define coverage types, disability is defined as follows: Disability was defined according to the standard questions used in the American Community Survey. An individual was identified as having a disability if any of the following conditions existed: is deaf or has serious difficulty hearing; is blind or has serious difficulty seeing even when wearing glasses; has difficulty dressing or bathing; has serious difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions; has serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs; has difficulty doing errands alone such as visiting a doctor's office or shopping.

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

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

: 35 Private Coverage

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

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

; 35 Other Public Coverage

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

[ Measure 35 : Percentage of People with at least One Activities of Daily Living Limitation | Ethnicity

For more information on how ethnicity was defined, please see the Glossary under Help.

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

] Measure 35 : Percentage of People with at least One Activities of Daily Living Limitation | Race

For more information on how race was defined, please see the Glossary under Help.

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

Measure 35 : Percentage of People with at least One Activities of Daily Living Limitation | Age Group

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

Measure 35 : Percentage of People with at least One Activities of Daily Living Limitation | Disability Status

Disability was defined according to the standard questions used in the American Community Survey. An individual was identified as having a disability if any of the following conditions existed: is deaf or has serious difficulty hearing; is blind or has serious difficulty seeing even when wearing glasses; has difficulty dressing or bathing; has serious difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions; has serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs; has difficulty doing errands alone such as visiting a doctor's office or shopping.

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

Measure 35 : Percentage of People with at least One Activities of Daily Living Limitation | Education Level

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

Measure 35 : Percentage of People with at least One Activities of Daily Living Limitation | Income Level

Poverty is defined by Census Bureau poverty thresholds. For more information on the definition of poverty, please see the Glossary under Help.

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

Measure 35 : Percentage of People with at least One Activities of Daily Living Limitation | Metropolitan Status

For more information on how metropolitan status was defined, please see the Glossary under Help.

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

Measure 35 : Percentage of People with at least One Activities of Daily Living Limitation | Number of Chronic Conditions

For more information on how chronic conditions were defined, please see the Glossary under Help.

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

Measure 35 : Percentage of People with at least One Activities of Daily Living Limitation | Region

For more information on how regions are defined, please see the Glossary under Help.

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

Measure 35 : Percentage of People with at least One Activities of Daily Living Limitation | Self Reported Health Status

Sex

Sex

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

Measure 35 : Percentage of People with at least One Activities of Daily Living Limitation | Sex

Percentage of People with at Least One Activities of Daily Living Limitation who Have a Specific Type of Difficulty

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

Percentage of People with at Least One Activities of Daily Living Limitation who Have a Specific Type of Difficulty