Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) comprise basic tasks which are essential for individuals in their daily lives. Limitations in one’s ability to accomplish these tasks are indicative of declining functionality. These essential activities consist of personal hygiene or grooming, dressing, toileting, transferring or walking, and eating.
Note: Own calculations based on SHARE data release 7.0.0. Caution should be taken when interpreting changes in prevalence between points as the x-axis is not to scale. For our purposes, the prevalence of individuals aged 65+ years with ADL limitations consist of those with at least 1 ADL limitation. As wave 7 (2017) is a SHARELIFE module, no data are available on ADLs by income and wealth. Due to insufficient consistent data for all countries comprising the Eastern cluster for 2013, these data points are averaged between 2011 and 2015. Sample sizes of countries should be considered when interpreting trends for total women and men. Sample sizes are as follows: Total (n=130,970); Northern (n=26,968): Sweden (n=10,938), Netherlands (n=10,202), Denmark (n=5,828); Continental (n=56,477): Austria (n=2,593), Germany (n=28,626), France (n=19,536), Switzerland (n=2,361), Belgium (n=3,360); Southern (n=28,974): Spain (n=11,527), Italy (n=17,446); Eastern (n=18,551): Czech Republic (n=5,280), Poland (n=13,271). For further inquiries concerning the data, please contact us at email@example.com.
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