Standard deductions were indexed for inflation. Statistics for taxpayers with the additional standard deduction for age 65 or over exclude those who checked the box on tax returns indicating age 65 or over, but then itemized their deductions instead of claiming standard deductions.
For additional information about the return filing requirements, see the annual reports, Statistics of Income-Individual Income Tax Returns at https://www.irs.gov/uac/soi-tax-stats-historical-data-tables.
U.S. Department of the Treasury. Internal Revenue Service, Individual Income Tax Filing: Returns with Additional Standard Deductions for Age 65 or Over or Blindness [SDRASDOBA], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/SDRASDOBA, March 22, 2018.