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Table 6 Associations Between Sensory Disabilities and Assistance Needed with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) Among Disabled Males 65 Years and Older, 1991 Health and Activity Limitation Survey (n = 522,603)*

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 56.9 1.10 (0.83–1.45) 68.5 1.42 (0.93–2.17) 63.9 1.31 (0.85–2.01) 51.4 0.93 (0.70–1.24)
Heavy Chores 49.5 1.38 (1.06–1.81) 52.3 0.96 (0.65–1.41) 57.5 1.59 (1.06–2.40) 46.7 1.20 (0.91–1.58)
Grocery Shopping 19.3 0.81 (0.56–1.17) 30.2 1.33 (0.84–2.08) 26.4 1.65 (0.99–2.76) 14.0 0.62 (0.42–0.89)
Housework 21.3 0.83 (0.60–1.16) 29.5 1.08 (0.70–1.65) 34.3 1.87 (1.20–2.91) 15.3 0.58 (0.41–0.81)
Meal Preparation 15.1 0.61 (0.42–0.87) 26.1 1.39 (0.88–2.20) 20.9 1.18 (0.71–1.95) 10.0 0.43 (0.29–0.63)
Personal Finances 20.0 1.26 (0.88–1.80) 32.7 1.76 (1.15–2.70) 23.4 1.21 (0.74–1.98) 15.1 0.79 (0.55–1.13)
Personal Care 10.2 0.85 (0.54–1.36) 19.1 1.52 (0.88–2.61) 13.4 1.64 (0.87–3.09) 6.6 0.58 (0.36–0.95)
Moving Around Residence 5.2 0.89 (0.47–1.67) 12.0 1.84 (0.91–3.70) - 0.32 (0.08–1.25) 3.9 0.89 (0.47–1.70)
  1. Note: 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 * 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.