Percentage of U.S. people who needed help with personal care from others 1997-2018

This survey represents the percentage of older people who needed help with personal care from other persons, in the United States from 1997 to 2018. In 2018, the number of adults aged 65 years and older who needed help with personal care from other persons amounted to 7 percent in the United States.

Percentage of older people who needed help with personal care from other persons in the U.S. from 1997 to 2018

Percentage of older people
20187%
20176.7%
20166.4%
20156.9%
20146.5%
20137.2%
20126.4%
20117.3%
20107%
20096.4%
20086.4%
20076.9%
20066.1%
20056.3%
20046.3%
20036.5%
20026.2%
20016.5%
20006.4%
19996.4%
19986.3%
19976.6%
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Sources

Release date

May 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1997 to 2018

Number of respondents

around 35,000 households

Age group

65 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

Figures from 1997 to 2005 were taken from the previous year's report and can be found here.

Data are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian noninstitutionalized population. Personal care needs, or activities of daily living, include eating, bathing, dressing, and getting around inside the person’s home. The analyses exclude persons with unknown information on personal care needs.

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