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A profile of persons with disabilities among Canadians aged 15 years or older, 2012 / : Profil de l'incapacité chez les Canadiens âgés de 15 ans ou plus, 2012




While the majority reported no difficulty using public or specialized transit, this depended on the severity of disability— the prevalence of experiencing “a lot” of difficulty increased from 3%E of those with mild disabilities to 29% of those with very severe disabilities. [...] In the CSD, the age distribution of persons with disabilities is adjusted to match to the age composition of the Canadian population, using the following age groups: 15 to 24 years, 25 to 44 years, 45 to 64 years, 65 to 74 years, and 75 years or older. [...] The score was calculated by taking into account the number of disability types, the level of difficulty, and the frequency of the activity limitation. [...] Persons with disabilities aged 25 to 44 years reported $21,480—57% of the amount reported by those without disabilities ($37,560); at ages 45 to 64 years, the median for persons with disabilities was $22,890—56% of the median for those without disabilities ($40,910). [...] Use of aids or assistive devices increases with severity of disability The use of at least one aid or assistive device generally increased with the severity of the disability.



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