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Prevalence of Self-reported Limitations in Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) in Adults with Diabetes, Aged 18 Years or Older, United States, 2013

Sex Age-Adjusted Rate
(per 100)
Crude Rate
(per 100)
Overall 16.7 16.4
Males 13.1 12.6
Females 20.3 20.2
Age Group
(in years)
Self-reported Limitations in Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Estimated Cases
Attributable to Diabetes
(in thousands)Reports the estimated number of disease cases that are attributed to diabetes, which can be interpreted as the number of cases that would be reduced if diabetes were eliminated.
Estimated Cases
(in thousands)
Crude Rate
(per 100)
95% Confidence Interval
Lower Limit Upper Limit
18-64 2,489.3 16.8 15.9 17.7 1,500.6
65-74 771.2 13.2 12.2 14.3 412.9
75+ 818.7 19.4 17.8 21.0 319.3
Total 4,079.1 16.4 15.8 17.1 2,240.6

Data Source: 2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

Note: Self-reported limitations in instrumental activities of daily living are defined by using the survey question, "Because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition, do you have difficulty doing errands alone such as visiting a doctor's office or shopping?" Estimates of limitations in activities of daily living are not reported due to data unreliability.

The numbers of diabetes-attributable cases by age groups do not add up to totals because in some states the numbers for some age groups are not reported due to data unreliability, and thus these numbers by age groups may be underestimated.

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