Percentage of Adults Whose Confusion or Memory Loss
Interfered Always, Usually or Sometimes
With Their Ability to Work, Volunteer, or Engage in
Social Activities During the Past 12 Months.

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 550 32.9 1.4 30.1 35.6
GENDER
Female 350 34.9 1.9 31.2 38.5
Male 200 30.7 2.1 26.6 34.8
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 13 26.2 6.6 13.2 39.2
25-34 years 42 39.2 5.4 28.7 49.7
35-44 years 67 36.4 4.2 28.3 44.6
45-54 years 150 42.5 3.1 36.4 48.7
55-64 years 152 33.6 2.6 28.4 38.7
65+ years 126 19.5 1.8 15.9 23.0
ETHNICITY
Non-hispanic 523 32.6 1.4 29.8 35.4
Hispanic 25 36.7 6.7 23.5 49.8
RACE
White only 440 30.4 1.4 27.6 33.2
Black or African American only 50 49.5 6.6 36.5 62.5
Other race only 34 40.8 6.5 28.0 53.6
More than one race 20 46.5 9.0 28.7 64.2
EDUCATION
Less than high school 82 40.4 4.2 32.1 48.6
High school graduate or G.E.D 185 33.8 2.4 29.1 38.4
Some college 177 32.3 2.4 27.6 37.0
College graduate 106 25.0 2.5 20.0 30.0
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 165 55.3 3.6 48.2 62.4
$15,000 to $24,999 136 35.6 3.0 29.7 41.5
$25,000 to $34,999 51 28.3 4.0 20.4 36.1
$35,000 to $49,999 54 25.1 3.7 17.8 32.3
$50,000 or more 80 21.0 2.5 16.1 25.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 118 22.0 2.1 17.9 26.2
Out of work 46 36.0 5.4 25.5 46.5
Homemaker/Student 33 32.3 5.6 21.3 43.3
Retired 109 20.5 2.1 16.4 24.6
Unable to work 240 61.3 2.9 55.6 66.9
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 132 25.0 2.2 20.7 29.3
1 to less than 20 hours 19 27.5 6.6 14.6 40.4
20 hours to less than 40 hours 33 22.6 4.2 14.4 30.8
40 plus hours 73 20.1 2.5 15.3 24.9
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 234 28.3 1.8 24.7 31.9
Divorced/Separated 188 47.3 3.0 41.3 53.2
Widowed 63 22.4 2.9 16.8 28.1
Never married 63 31.3 4.1 23.3 39.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Not living with a disability 88 14.6 1.7 11.3 17.9
Living with a disability 457 46.1 1.9 42.3 49.9
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 29 36.6 6.2 24.4 48.7
Rural 68 39.3 4.4 30.8 47.8
Densely-settled rural 83 32.2 3.6 25.2 39.2
Semi-Urban 89 31.7 3.4 25.1 38.3
Urban 281 31.8 1.9 28.0 35.6
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 93 38.5 4.0 30.7 46.2
Insured 457 31.9 1.5 28.9 34.8
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 399 30.7 1.6 27.7 33.8
Have diabetes 150 41.0 3.1 34.9 47.0
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
No current asthma 422 31.1 1.5 28.1 34.0
Current asthma 124 42.1 3.6 35.0 49.2
ARTHRITIS STATUS
No 186 25.4 1.9 21.6 29.2
Yes 360 39.8 2.0 36.0 43.7
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 230 20.5 1.5 17.6 23.4
14+ days mental health NOT good 307 55.6 2.6 50.4 60.7
SMOKING STATUS
Non-smoker 346 27.7 1.6 24.6 30.7
Current smoker 201 44.5 2.9 38.8 50.2
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 160 34.2 2.7 29.0 39.4
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 160 31.4 2.5 26.5 36.3
Obese, BMI>=30 217 34.1 2.3 29.6 38.6
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
No 261 40.9 2.4 36.3 45.6
Yes 288 27.8 1.7 24.5 31.2
VETERAN STATUS
Did not serve on active duty 468 33.9 1.6 30.8 37.0
Served on active duty 82 28.2 3.1 22.1 34.2

Numerator: Respondents whose confusion or memory loss interfered always,
usually or sometimes during the past 12 months with their ability to
work, volunteer, or engage in social activities
 
Denominator: Respondents who experienced confusion or
memory loss during the past 12 months,
excluding unknowns and refusals