DD Data Brief: Characteristics of Aging Caregivers in the NHIS-D

Part of the DD Data Brief series.
Author(s)
Soo-Yong Byun, Lynda L Lahti Anderson, Sheryl A Larson, Charlie Lakin

Description

A brief summarizing findings from the National Health Interview Survey Disability Supplement conducted by the U.S. Bureau of the Census, National Center on Health Statistics in 1994 and 1995. It examines characteristics and outcomes for family members, ages 55 and older, who shared households with persons with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (ID/DD) or functional limitations only (FL Only). This brief estimates the population of aging caregivers and presents logistic regressions examining the factors that influence selected outcomes for those caregivers (poor health status and poor mental health status).

Details

Date
July 2006 
Type
Brief 
Edition
Volume 8, Number 1
Publisher
Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC-CL)

Topics

  • Community life
    • Aging and retirement
      • Community supports and services
        • Parenting and family relationships
        • Health and safety
          • Health and wellness
          • Housing and residential services
            • Family supports/in-home services
            • Specific life stage
              • Adults
                • Seniors