Updated Analyses of Trends in Use of Assistive Devices. Notes

01/07/2013

  1. The National Institute on Aging-funded survey was conducted by the Census and directed by the former Center for Demographic Studies at Duke University. The data are distributed through the National Archives of Computerized Data on Aging (http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/NACDA).

  2. This result seems particularly surprising because of the relative stability of help and device use patterns prior to 2004, but it may be consistent with the continued trend toward increased community care for those with more severe disabilities.

  3. Less than 10 percent used reported other types of mobility devices.


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