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Table 2 Prevalence of dependence on activity of daily living in Thai elderly

From: The dementia and disability project in Thai elderly: rational, design, methodology and early results

N=1956 Independent(%) Partial support/ need supervision(%) Total dependence(%)
Bathing 1935(98.9) 12(0.6) 9(0.5)
Dressing 1938(99.1) 12(0.6) 6(0.3)
Toileting 1943(99.1) 6(0.3) 7(0.4)
Transferring 1922(98.3) 26(1.3) 8(0.4)
Bowel/ bladder incontinence 1885(96.4) 58(3) occasionally or 1–2 times per week 13(0.7) a few times per week
Eating 1936(98.9) 17(0.9) 3(0.2)
Ability to use a telephone 1732(88.5) 144(7.4) 80(4.1)
Travelling or utilizing public transportation or commuting into a community 1596(81.6) 291(14.9) 69(3.5)
Grocery/housewhole shopping 1823(93.2) 86(4.4) 47(2.4)
Cooking 1839(94) 71(3.6) 46(2.3)
Doing housework 1864(95.3) 62(3.2) 30(1.5)
Ability to take her/his own medication 1875(95.9) 57(2.9) 24(1.2)
Money handling 1862(95.2) 68(3.5) 26(1.3)