Table A6. Type of specialized assistance or equipment needed by persons with disabilities by age

Table A6. Type of specialized assistance or equipment needed by persons with disabilities by age

(weighted percent, standard error, sample size)

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Specialized assistance or equipment Age
Total <25 25-64 65 and older
Assistance from person while inside home 16.289 33.885 11.936 19.320
1.874 8.457 2.478 3.103
93 14 32 47
Assistance from person while outside the home 32.843 37.074 28.000 38.734
2.947 8.859 4.995 3.486
175 15 59 101
Interpreter 0.367 0 0.681 0
0.265 0 0.490 0
2 0 2 0
Professional care (rehabilitation or counseling) 1.292 6.574 1.130 0.645
0.524 3.776 0.602 0.473
9 3 4 2
Service animal 0.206 3.165 0 0
0.207 3.218 0 0
1 1 0 0
Manual wheelchair 21.948 33.011 17.266 26.500
2.359 8.650 2.976 3.589
128 12 47 69
Electric scooter or wheelchair 10.516 14.917 10.784 9.428
1.633 6.813 2.476 1.889
59 6 29 24
Cane, crutches, or walker 48.433 11.195 46.560 57.091
3.415 5.229 5.240 3.595
278 5 114 159
Leg, arm, back brace 4.461 9.229 6.022 1.556
1.134 4.766 1.756 0.935
24 5 14 5
Prosthetic device 1.841 1.167 2.123 1.569
0.625 1.189 0.970 0.747
11 1 5 5
Automotive adaptive aid 4.220 11.591 4.404 2.761
0.857 6.676 1.288 1.309
21 4 12 5
Public transportation aid 5.434 8.924 3.034 8.127
1.414 4.150 1.116 3.094
28 4 10 14
Hearing aid 3.296 0 3.609 3.412
1.025 0 1.659 1.324
15 0 6 9
Magnifiers or high-powered glasses 2.434 5.921 3.327 0.647
0.867 6.093 1.369 0.470
10 1 7 2
Oxygen 7.779 13.941 6.535 8.459
1.553 10.189 1.776 1.985
39 3 17 19
Medication 2.394 7.711 3.286 0.309
0.751 3.929 1.246 0.311
16 5 10 1
Home modifications 1.015 0 0.647 1.681
0.430 0 0.495 0.834
6 0 2 4
Other medical equipment 6.860 11.481 8.295 4.151
2.529 6.218 4.506 1.523
24 4 10 10

NOTE: Each table contains the weighted percent or weighted mean, the standard error, and the sample size. Estimates must be based on a sample > 30 and the coefficient of variation should be less than 30 percent. Samples smaller than 30 are shaded and cells with a coefficient of variation greater than 30 percent are italicized. Individual significance tests were conducted comparing the elderly with disabilities to 1. Persons with disabilities aged 25-64, 2. Persons with disabilities < 25 years and 3. Persons without disabilities aged 65 years and older. Significant differences at p < .05 are in bold.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 2002 National Transportation Availability and Use Survey