Disability Rate by Type

Statistics last updated April 29, 2013.

Disability Rate (%) by Type for Adults 15 Years of Age and Older, Nova Scotia, 2001, 2006

Key Points

  • Problems related to pain, mobility and agility affect the largest number of adults both nationally and provincially.
  • A large percentage of persons with disabilities experience multiple activity limitations.
Disability Rate (%) by Type for Adults 15 Years of Age and Older, Nova Scotia, 2001, 2006
Type of Disability 2001 2006
Mobility 14.60% 16.00%
Pain 14.20% 16.10%
Agility 13.30% 15.40%
Hearing 6.80% 7.40%
Seeing 0.034 0.039
Psychological 0.028 0.02
Speech 0.02 0.024
Learning 0.023 0.034
Memory 0.021 0.026
Developmental 0.004 0.008
Source
Statistics Canada, Participation and Activity Limitation Survey, 2001, 2006

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