Table 1. Receipt of Long-term Care Among Persons in the Community, Aged 18-64, 1994

The Characteristics of Long-term Care Users

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Population (thousands)Percent Receiving Community Long-term Care
Total158,5772.1
Age
18-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60-64

44,567
44,006
36,281
23,751
9,972
 

1.1
1.6
2.2
3.7
4.8
 
Gender
Female
Male
80,848
77,729
 
2.4
1.8
 
Race
White
Black
Other
131,668
19,211
7,698
 
2.0
3.3
1.8
 
Marital Status
Married
Widowed
Never married
Separated/divorced
103,806
2,928
35,111
16,483
1.5
5.5
2.8
3.8

Source: 1994 Disability Supplement to the National Health Interview Survey.

1Receipt of long-term care is defined as receipt of human help for IADLs and ADLs, including reminders and standby help, due to a physical, mental, or emotional problem. IADLs include: shopping, light housework, telephoning, money management, and meal preparation. ADLs include bathing, dressing, getting around inside, transferring, toileting, and eating.

Page last reviewed January 2001
Internet Citation: Table 1. Receipt of Long-term Care Among Persons in the Community, Aged 18-64, 1994: The Characteristics of Long-term Care Users. January 2001. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/long-term-care/resources/facilities/ltcusers/tab1use.html