TABLE 5-1Age of Disability Onset for Individuals with Disabilities by Category of Disability, 1994

Type of Disability Percentage of Individuals with Disability Onset at Age:
At birth >0–19 20–24 25–44 45–65 65–74 75+
ADL 4.1 4.5 2.7 18.3 25.2 18.9 26.3
IADL 3.9 4.9 3.2 22.3 29.4 18.8 17.5
PLIM 2.3 5.1 4.1 27.0 31.7 16.7 13.1

NOTE: ADL = limitation in activities of daily living; IADL = limitation in instrumental activities of daily living; PLIM = limitation in physical tasks. Data are from the National Health Interview Survey Disability Supplement, Phase 1 (1994), and are weighted to be representative of the U.S. civilian noninstitutional populations ages 18 and older. Row distributions add to 100 percent.

SOURCE: Verbrugge and Yang (2002 [used with permission]).

From: 5, Secondary Conditions and Aging with Disability

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The Future of Disability in America.
Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Disability in America; Field MJ, Jette AM, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2007.
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