Table 3: US National Long-Term Care Survey (NLTCS): disability categories over time. US population—age 65 and older (%).

Disability category19821989199419992004Overall changeDecline per year (%)

Any26.524.823.221.219.0−28%1.27
Mild (IADL only)5.74.54.43.32.4−58%2.64
Moderate (1-2)6.86.66.16.35.6−18%0.82
Very severe (5-6)3.53.12.93.03.2−9%0.41
Institutionalized7.56.96.34.94.0−47%2.14