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Aging into the 21st Century

Table 15 - Income of Persons 65 Years and Over Living in the Community as a Percentage of the Poverty Level, by Impairment Status: 1990, 2005, and 2020 (Numbers in thousands.)

  1990 2005 2020
INCOME Total Impaired1 Total Impaired1 Total Impaired1
IN COMMUNITY AND NURSING HOMES

31,560

5,914

36,274

7,539

52,066

9,913

Total, Percent

x

100

x

100

x

100

Less Than 100 Percent

x

27

x

18

x

12

100-149 Percent

x

23

x

18

x

13

150-199 Percent

x

13

x

14

x

12

200 Percent or More

x

38

x

50

x

63

             
IN COMMUNITY

30,043

4,397

34,167

5.432

49,446

7,293

Total, Percent

100

100

100

100

100

100

Less Than 100 Percent

17²

27

13

18

7

11

100-149 Percent

18²

22

14

17

9

12
150-199 Percent

13²

12

12

13

9

10
200 Percent or More

52²

39

61

52

75

67

SOURCE: Lewin/ICF estimates based on data from the 1984 Supplement on Aging (SOA), the Current Population Survey, and the Brookings/ICF Long Term Care Financing Model.

1 Impairment is defined as having difficulty with at least one of five Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)-eating, bathing, dressing, transferring, and toileting.

² The current estimates of the U.S. Bureau of the Census are: Less Than 100 Percent, 12; 100-149 Percent, 14; 150-199 Percent, 13; and 200 Percent or More, 61. Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census (1991b).

x = not available

Table compiled by National Aging Information Center

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