TABLE 3-7Distribution of Difficulty with ADLs by Gender Among Respondents Aged 45 Years and Older

Count of Difficult ADLs012345
Number of Respondents1,2369542191214
Men (%)88.85.82.30.90.91.0
Women (%)84.27.02.92.11.01.2

NOTES: Among respondents with only one difficult ADL, the most common was getting in and out of bed; among respondents with two difficult ADLs, the most frequent were getting in and out bed and using a toilet; among respondents with three difficult ADLs, the most commonly reported were difficulty walking across a room, bathing, and using a toilet; among respondents who reported difficulty with four ADLs, the most frequent were walking across a room, bathing, using the toilet, and getting in and out of bed; and among those respondents with five difficult ADLs, the most common were walking across a room, bathing, getting in and out of bed, and the same number of respondents reported difficulty with the remaining ADLs. The sample for this table is restricted to respondents who self-reported an age of at least 45 years in the individual interview. Percentages are weighted using the pooled-state weight.

SOURCE: Data from Longitudinal Aging Study in India (LASI) Pilot Wave.

From: 3, Longitudinal Aging Study in India: Vision, Design, Implementation, and Preliminary Findings

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