Table 3

Number (n) reporting ‘much difficulty ‘or ‘can’t do it at all’ for each functional capacity (Q 1-12) by age and sex (N = 43112)
<60 60 < 65 65 < 70 70 < 75 75 < 80 80 < 85
    >
85
TOTAL % under-rated
n % n % n % n % n % n % n % n %
Q1 seeing men 13 0.9 116 3.0 217 4.3 316 6.3 262 9.7 252 12.7 362 20.0 1538 7.1 1.6
women 34 2.1 218 4.3 285 5.1 413 9.8 211 12.6 302 18.8 379 26.1 1842 8.6 2.1
Q2 hearing men 2 0.1 61 1.6 75 1.5 142 2.8 116 4.3 151 7.6 204 11.3 751 3.4 0.8
women 10 0.6 96 1.9 135 2.4 213 5.1 91 5.4 139 8.6 230 15.8 914 4.3 1.1
Q3 getting up men 8 0.6 47 1.2 67 1.3 93 1.8 81 3.0 99 5.0 206 11.4 601 2.8 0.2
women 7 0.4 60 1.2 74 1.3 130 3.1 72 4.3 140 8.7 228 15.7 711 3.3 0.3
Q4 standing men 9 0.7 36 0.9 75 1.5 101 2.0 94 3.5 118 5.9 223 12.3 656 3.0 0.3
women 6 0.4 43 0.8 68 1.2 137 3.3 79 4.7 161 10.0 283 19.5 777 3.6 0.2
Q5 walking men 4 0.3 34 0.9 63 1.2 87 1.7 75 2.8 93 4.7 189 10.4 545 2.5 0.2
women 7 0.4 42 0.8 57 1.0 119 2.8 68 4.1 141 8.8 227 15.6 661 3.1 0.2
Q6 go outside men 9 0.7 74 1.9 142 2.8 201 4.0 169 6.2 202 10.2 354 19.6 115 5.3 0.3
women 12 0.7 101 2.0 191 3.4 303 7.2 174 10.4 293 18.2 426 29.3 1500 7.0 0.3
Q7 washing men 2 0.1 37 1.0 70 1.4 92 1.8 74 2.7 114 5.7 213 11.8 602 2.8 0.1
women 10 0.6 38 0.7 72 1.3 127 3.0 79 4.7 152 9.4 253 17.4 731 3.4 0.2
Q8 lavatory men 4 0.3 35 0.9 70 1.4 84 1.7 68 2.5 92 4.6 196 10.8 549 2.5 0.1
women 6 0.4 41 0.8 63 1.1 122 2.9 77 4.6 139 8.6 228 15.7 676 3.2 0.1
Q9 understanding men 11 0.8 65 1.7 123 2.4 153 3.0 127 4.7 161 8.1 259 14.3 899 4.1 0.4
women 10 0.6 117 2.3 201 3.6 230 5.5 124 7.4 169 10.5 283 19.5 1134 5.3 0.5
Q10 remembering men 4 0.3 43 1.1 92 1.8 110 2.2 95 3.5 112 5.6 179 9.9 635 2.9 0.6
women 12 0.7 78 1.5 119 2.1 158 3.7 84 5.0 129 8.0 228 15.7 808 3.8 0.6
Q11 lifting/carrying men 51 3.7 487 12.7 699 13.9 792 15.7 609 22.5 540 27.2 672 37.2 3850 17.7 1.5
women 105 6.4 700 13.7 857 15.2 991 23.5 483 28.9 592 36.8 702 48.7 4430 20.8 1.7
Q12 getting food men 22 1.6 81 2.1 83 1.6 108 2.1 75 2.8 73 3.7 87 4.8 529 2.4 1.3
women 36 2.2 101 2.0 115 2.0 122 2.9 66 3.9 84 5.2 118 8.1 642 3.0 1.6
TOTAL N men 1369 3836 5043 5033 2705 1988 1807 21781 -
women 1653 5102 5628 4215 1672 1608 1453 21331 -

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Cherry et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:379   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-379

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