Disability Rates by Age

Statistics last updated April 29, 2013.

Disability Rate - By Age - Nova Scotia and Canada, 2006

Key Points

  • The incidence of disability for all age groups in Nova Scotia is higher than the Canadian average.
  • The rate of self-reported disability increases as people age.
Disability Rate - By Age - Nova Scotia and Canada, 2006
2001 2006
Age Canada NS Canada NS
0-14 3.30% 3.5% 3.7% 4.5%
15-24 3.90% 5.3% 4.7% 6.5%
25-44 7.10% 9.9% 8.00% 10.9%
45-64 16.70% 24.1% 18.3% 26.4%
65-74 31.20% 39.7% 33.0% 43.1%
75+ 53.30% 61.0% 56.3% 64.4%
Source
Statistics Canada, Participation and Activity Limitation Survey, 2001, 2006.

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