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Table 3 Associations Between Sensory Disabilities and Assistance Needed with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) Among Disabled Females 55–64 Years, 1991 Health and Activity Limitation Survey (n = 285,632)*

From: The relationship between sensory impairment and functional independence among elderly

IADL Restriction** SD and/or HD (Total) SD-HD SD-HA HD-SA
  % Adj OR† (95% CI) % Adj OR† (95% CI) % Adj OR† (95% CI) % Adj OR† (95% CI)
Any Activity 54.1 0.89 (0.72–1.08) 74.2 1.68 (0.93–3.03) 60.8 1.00 (0.76–1.32) 46.6 0.84 (0.67–1.05)
Heavy Chores 47.7 1.00 (0.83–1.20) 44.0 0.54 (0.33–0.90) 55.8 1.25 (0.96–1.63) 42.9 1.01 (0.81–1.26)
Grocery Shopping 25.9 0.92 (0.74–1.14) 47.2 1.67 (0.99–2.83) 30.7 1.02 (0.76–1.37) 19.4 0.84 (0.64–1.09)
Housework 21.7 1.02 (0.82–1.27) 39.8 1.75 (1.03–2.96) 18.5 0.66 (0.47–0.91) 20.9 1.32 (1.02–1.72)
Meal Preparation 11.7 0.93 (0.71–1.23) 23.0 1.44 (0.79–2.62) 15.8 1.29 (0.90–1.85) 7.3 0.67 (0.45–0.98)
Personal Finances 10.5 1.22 (0.90–1.65) 24.2 2.13 (1.16–3.91) 13.9 1.49 (1.01–2.20) 6.2 0.77 (0.51–1.17)
Personal Care 4.5 0.80 (0.52–1.21) - 1.57 (0.72–3.41) 4.9 0.83 (0.46–1.48) 3.0 0.71 (0.39–1.26)
Moving Around Residence 3.6 1.39 (0.86–2.27) - 0.98 (0.32–2.97) - 0.72 (0.33–1.54) 4.1 2.17 (1.27–3.70)
  1. SD-HA = Seeing Disabled, Hearing Able; HD-SA = Hearing Disabled, Seeing Able; SD-HD = Seeing Disabled, Hearing Disabled; SD and/or HD (Total) = Seeing Disabled and/or Hearing Disabled (Total) * n = Weighted sample size ** Cell entries denoted by "-" are based on an unweighted n of less than 15 and have been suppressed due to the instability of the estimate. † Adjusted for all demographic variables, including Regions of Canada. Referent for the odds ratios compares respondents in each of the sensory disability categories (e.g. SD-HA) with all other persons in the HALS who were classified as disabled.