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Up to date on a core set of clinical preventive measures, older males, 2010

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SOURCE: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), CDC/PHSIPO.
NOTES: Data are for the proportion of older males, aged 65 and over, who were up to date on a core set of clinical preventive measures (flu shot in past year, PPV ever and either a colonoscopy/sigmoidoscopy in 10 years or FOBT in past year). Respondents were asked to select one or more races. The single-race categories include persons who reported only one racial group. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
I = 95% confidence interval.

In 2010, 48.5% of older males, aged 65 and over, were up to date on a core set of clinical preventive measures (flu shot in past year, PPV ever and either a colonoscopy/sigmoidoscopy in 10 years or FOBT in past year). This rate varied by race and ethnicity. For example, 51.4% of non-Hispanic white older males were up to date on a core set of clinical preventive measures, compared with 33.9% of non-Hispanic black and 30.7% of Hispanic or Latino older males.


Up to date on a core set of clinical preventive measures, older females, 2010

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SOURCE: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), CDC/PHSIPO.
NOTES: Data are for the proportion of older females, aged 65 and over, who were up to date on a core set of clinical preventive measures (flu shot in past year, PPV ever and either a colonoscopy/sigmoidoscopy in 10 years or FOBT in past year plus a mammogram in past 2 years). Respondents were asked to select one or more races. The single-race categories include persons who reported only one racial group. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
I = 95% confidence interval.

In 2010, 48.5% of older females, aged 65 and over, were up to date on a core set of clinical preventive measures (flu shot in past year, PPV ever and either a colonoscopy/sigmoidoscopy in 10 years or FOBT in past year plus a mammogram in past 2 years). This rate varied by race and ethnicity. For example, 51.8% of non-Hispanic white older females were up to date on a core set of clinical preventive measures, compared with 33.3% of non-Hispanic black and 32.1% of Hispanic or Latino older females.


Moderate to severe functional limitations, older adults, 2010

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SOURCE: Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS), CMS.
NOTES: Data are for the proportion of older adults, aged 65 and over, who had moderate to severe functional limitations and are age adjusted using the year 2000 standard population. Respondents were asked to select one or more races. The categories ‘white, non-Hispanic’ and ‘black, non-Hispanic’ include persons who reported only one racial group. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
I = 95% confidence interval.

In 2010, 30.8% (age adjusted) of older adults, aged 65 and over, had moderate to severe functional limitations. This rate varied by sex and race and ethnicity:

  • 26.4% (age adjusted) of older males had moderate to severe functional limitations, compared with 34.2% of older females.
  • 29.9% (age adjusted) of non-Hispanic white older adults had moderate to severe functional limitations, compared with 35.1% of non-Hispanic black older adults.

Leisure-time physical activity, older adults with reduced physical or cognitive function, 2011

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SOURCE: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS.
NOTES: Data are for the proportion of older adults, aged 65 and over, with reduced physical or cognitive function who engaged in light, moderate, or vigorous leisure-time physical activities, and are age adjusted using the year 2000 standard population. Respondents were asked to select one or more races. The single-race categories include persons who reported only one racial group. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
I = 95% confidence interval.

In 2011, 37.3% (age adjusted) of older adults, aged 65 and over, with reduced physical or cognitive function engaged in light, moderate, or vigorous leisure-time physical activities. This rate varied by sex and race and ethnicity; however, differences by race and ethnicity were not statistically significant:

  • 42.0% (age adjusted) of older males with reduced physical or cognitive function engaged in light, moderate, or vigorous leisure-time physical activities, compared with 34.1% of older females with reduced physical or cognitive function.
  • 40.4% (age adjusted) of Asian older adults with reduced physical or cognitive function engaged in light, moderate, or vigorous leisure-time physical activities, compared with 38.9% of non-Hispanic white, 34.5% of Hispanic or Latino, and 26.7% of non-Hispanic black older adults with reduced physical or cognitive function.

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