QuickStats: Use of Equipment or Assistance for Getting Around Among Persons Aged 50 Years or Older — National Health Interview Survey, 2014–2015
In 2014–2015, 13.9% of persons aged 50 years or older used equipment or received assistance for getting around. Specifically, 9.6% of persons aged 50 years or older used a cane or walking stick, 5.8% used a walker or Zimmer frame, and 5.3% had assistance from another person.
Wheelchairs or scooters were used by 3.5%, crutches by 0.7%, and artificial limbs by 0.6%.
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