The ability to self-service

A significant reduction in physical capacity of centenarians: limited mobility, frequent loss of hearing and vision, and in some cases mental disorders reduce self-service capabilities. Ability to perform basic functions in the everyday life of the residents of different regions are almost the same: the person is fully serving themselves, constitute 68-61% of men of old age and 61-51% of women of the same age. The centenarians this ability by 15-20% lower.
The degree of preservation of the ability to manage without help almost corresponds to the degree of mobility (lags behind it). For example, in old age, according to the Ukrainian SSR, good mobility remained at 71.5% of men, and the ability to self - 61,4%; similar rates among women of the same age - 53,8 and 51.4%. In Moldova men good indicators of motor activity detected in 72,3%, and the ability to self - 65.4% of people.
The share of people who have lost their ability to care for themselves and those in need of assistance with dressing, making the toilet, eating, is in different areas from 4.6 to 22.7% among long-livers and from 5.5 to 13.7% among those age. The highest relative number of lost ability to self-service is celebrated in the Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Moldavian SSR. Quite a low number helpless centenarians identified in Kyrgyzstan.