Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) comprise a range of complex activities needed to live independently. Limitations in one’s ability to accomplish these tasks are indicative of capability to live independently. Activities included in IADLS consist of: managing personal finances, taking medication, doing housework, planning and preparing meals, going shopping, using the phone, and taking transportation.
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 IADL limitations consist of those with at least 1 IADL limitation. As wave 7 (2017) is a SHARELIFE module, no data are available on IADLs 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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