Disability Rate by Severity

Statistics last updated April 29, 2013.

Disability Rate by Severity - Nova Scotia and Provinces, 2006

Key Points

  • Mild disabilities were the most common in Nova Scotia in 2006, with slightly more than 36% of adults with disabilities experiencing mild limitations.
  • Approximately 13% of adult Nova Scotians with disabilities reported having a very severe limitation in 2006, virtually unchanged from 2001
Disability Rate by Severity - Nova Scotia and Provinces, 2006
Geogrpahic Area Mild Moderate Severe Very Severe
NS 36.5% 26.9% 24.0% 12.5%
NL 33.3% 24.3% 29.0% 13.4%
PE 38.6% 25.2% 25.5% 10.7%
NB 39.5% 23.3% 25.1% 14.6%
QC 32.7% 25.6% 27.3% 14.4%
ON 34.7% 23.5% 27.2% 14.5%
MB 38.3% 25.6% 23.7% 12.4%
SK 37.4% 25.5% 27.0% 10.1%
AB 39.5% 25.3% 25.2% 9.9%
BC 36.0% 26.6% 24.4% 13.0%
CA 35.4% 24.8% 26.3% 13.5%
Source
Statistics Canada, Participation and Activity Limitation Survey, 2006.

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