Seriously ill U.S. adults who had difficulty with medical instructions 2017

Percentage of U.S. adults with family or friends with serious illness that had difficulty understanding medical instructions as of 2017, by cognitive status

Seriously ill U.S. adults who had difficulty with medical instructions 2017 This statistic depicts the percentage of U.S. adults who had recent experience with serious illness and said that the person who was ill had difficulty understanding instructions for their medications and medical care in the past year or year before they died as of 2017, by cognitive status. According to the data, among those that have/had dementia, 64 percent had difficulty understanding medical instructions.
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Percentage of U.S. adults with family or friends with serious illness that had difficulty understanding medical instructions as of 2017, by cognitive status

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Percentage of respondents
Has/had dementia64%
Does/did not have dementia30%
Percentage of respondents
Has/had dementia64%
Does/did not have dementia30%
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This statistic depicts the percentage of U.S. adults who had recent experience with serious illness and said that the person who was ill had difficulty understanding instructions for their medications and medical care in the past year or year before they died as of 2017, by cognitive status. According to the data, among those that have/had dementia, 64 percent had difficulty understanding medical instructions.
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