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Table A6.

Type of specialized assistance or equipment needed by
persons with disabilities by age (weighted percent, standard error,
sample size)

Age
Specialized assistance 65 and
or equipment Total <25 25-64 older
Assistance from person 16.289 33.885 11.936 19.320
while inside home 1.874 8.457 2.478 3.103
93 14 32 47
Assistance from person 32.843 37.074 28.000 38.734
while outside the home 2.947 8.859 4.995 3.486
175 15 59 101
Interpreter 0.367 0 0.681 0
0.265 0.490
2 2
Professional care 1.292 6.574 1.130 0.645
(rehabilitation or 0.524 3.776 0.602 0.473
counseling) 9 3 4 2
Service animal 0.206 3.165 0 0
0.207 3.218
1 1
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 10.516 14.917 10.784 9.428
wheelchair 1.633 6.813 2.476 1.889
59 6 29 24
Cane, crutches, or 48.433 11.195 46.560 57.091
walker 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 1.659 1.324
15 6 9
Magnifiers or high- 2.434 5.921 3.327 0.647
powered glasses 0.867 6.093 1.369 0.470
10 1 7 2
Oxygen 7.779 13.941 6.535 8.459
Oxygen
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 0.495 0.834
6 2 4
Other medical 6.860 11.481 8.295 4.151
equipment 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

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