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.

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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Source

Release date

November 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

May 4 to July 12, 2017

Number of respondents

2,040 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Among those with recent experience with serious illness

Method of interview

Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

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