Table 2 - Types of Difficulties Cited by Users and Non-Users of Public Transportation

Table 2 - Types of Difficulties Cited by Users and Non-Users of Public Transportation

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  Total Used public transport but has difficulties Has not used public transport because of difficulties
Number of adults (thousands) Percent Number of adults (thousands) Percent Number of adults (thousands) Percent
Total respondents 3,870 100 747 100 3,124 100
Difficulties cited            
Difficulty walking/cannot walk 2,530 65 426 57 2,104 67
Need help from another person 1,158 30 126 17 1,032 33
Other reasons not specified 762 20 210 28 551 18
Cognitive mental problems 757 20 96 13 661 21
Wheelchair/scooter access problems 665 17 83 11 583 19
Vision 622 16 75 10 547 18
Fear 424 11 79 9 354 11
Hearing 240 6 27 4 213 7
Problems with other medical/assistive device 235 6 29 4 207 7
Weather 222 6 51 7 171 5
Cost 74 2 24 3 50 2
Hours inadequate 58 2 22 3 36 1

NOTE: Difficulties cited do not add to total as more than one difficulty was recorded for many respondents.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, 19941995 National Health Interview Survey, Phase II (Hyattsville, MD: July 1998).