Percentage of Adults Aged 60 Years and Older Who
Have Experienced Confusion or Memory Loss
That is Happening More Often or is Getting Worse

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 882 9.5 0.4 8.8 10.2
GENDER
Female 518 8.6 0.4 7.8 9.5
Male 364 10.5 0.6 9.3 11.6
ETHNICITY
Non-hispanic 864 9.4 0.4 8.7 10.1
Hispanic 15 12.1 3.3 5.6 18.5
RACE
White only 795 9.1 0.4 8.4 9.8
Black or African American only 38 13.0 2.6 7.9 18.0
Other race only 27 14.7 3.4 8.1 21.3
More than one race 15 13.9 4.0 6.0 21.8
EDUCATION
Less than high school 95 15.4 1.7 12.1 18.8
High school graduate or G.E.D 294 10.0 0.6 8.7 11.2
Some college 258 9.0 0.6 7.8 10.2
College graduate 235 7.0 0.5 6.1 8.0
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 114 16.6 1.8 13.1 20.2
$15,000 to $24,999 201 12.3 1.0 10.4 14.1
$25,000 to $34,999 135 11.2 1.1 9.1 13.3
$35,000 to $49,999 122 8.8 0.9 7.1 10.6
$50,000 or more 165 5.9 0.5 4.9 6.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 146 6.2 0.6 5.1 7.4
Out of work 24 13.2 2.8 7.7 18.7
Homemaker/Student 47 11.2 1.8 7.7 14.7
Retired 546 9.3 0.4 8.4 10.1
Unable to work 113 25.4 2.5 20.6 30.3
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 532 9.7 0.5 8.8 10.6
1 to less than 20 hours 48 6.1 1.0 4.2 8.0
20 hours to less than 40 hours 50 6.6 1.0 4.5 8.6
40 plus hours 97 6.6 0.8 5.1 8.1
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 410 8.6 0.5 7.7 9.5
Divorced/Separated 175 12.2 1.1 10.1 14.4
Widowed 259 10.3 0.7 8.9 11.7
Never married 37 11.0 2.0 7.0 14.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Not living with a disability 342 5.9 0.4 5.2 6.6
Living with a disability 532 16.4 0.8 14.9 17.9
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 56 9.1 1.3 6.5 11.7
Rural 93 9.3 1.0 7.2 11.3
Densely-settled rural 166 10.7 0.9 8.9 12.5
Semi-Urban 127 10.0 1.0 8.1 11.9
Urban 440 9.0 0.5 8.0 9.9
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 44 14.4 2.5 9.6 19.3
Insured 834 9.3 0.4 8.6 9.9
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 659 8.7 0.4 8.0 9.5
Have diabetes 222 12.7 0.9 10.8 14.5
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
No current asthma 755 8.9 0.4 8.2 9.6
Current asthma 119 15.6 1.5 12.6 18.7
ARTHRITIS STATUS
No 334 7.1 0.4 6.2 8.0
Yes 545 12.2 0.6 11.1 13.3
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 677 7.8 0.3 7.1 8.5
14+ days mental health NOT good 177 29.3 2.2 25.0 33.6
SMOKING STATUS
Non-smoker 767 9.4 0.4 8.7 10.1
Current smoker 113 10.4 1.1 8.2 12.5
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 302 10.5 0.7 9.2 11.8
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 300 8.7 0.6 7.6 9.8
Obese, BMI>=30 250 9.7 0.7 8.3 11.0
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
No 350 11.8 0.7 10.5 13.2
Yes 529 8.4 0.4 7.6 9.2
VETERAN STATUS
Did not serve on active duty 671 9.0 0.4 8.2 9.8
Served on active duty 211 11.0 0.8 9.5 12.6

Numerator: Respondents aged 60 years and older who
have experienced confusion or memory loss that
is happening more often or getting worse.
 
Denominator: Respondents aged 60 years and older,
excluding unknowns and refusals