TABLE 6-1 Number and Distribution of Persons by Degree of Activity Limitation Due to Chronic Conditions and Age, 1988

Age

All Persons

With No Activity Limitation

With Activity Limitation

Limited But Not in Major Activity

Limited in Amount or Kind of Major Activity

Unable to Carry on Major Activity

Number (in thousands)

Under 18 years

63,569

60,175

3,394

898

2,235

261

18-44

103,066

94,230

8,835

2,772

3,562

2,502

45-64

45,573

35,347

10,225

2,518

3,806

3,901

65 yrs and over

28,683

18,080

10,602

4,118

3,466

3,018

65-69

9,801

6,305

3,496

744

1,167

1,585

70 yrs and over

18,882

11,775

7,107

3,374

2,299

1,433

Total

240,890

207,833

33,057

10,305

13,069

9,682

Percent distribution

Under 18 years

100.0

94.7

5.3

1.4

3.5

0.4

18-44

100.0

91.4

8.6

2.7

3.5

2.4

45-64

100.0

77.6

22.4

5.5

8.4

8.6

64 yrs and over

100.0

63.0

37.0

14.4

12.1

10.5

65-69

100.0

64.3

35.7

7.6

11.0

16.2

70 yrs and over

100.0

62.4

37.6

17.9

12.2

7.6

Total

100.0

86.3

13.7

4.3

5.4

4.0

Percent distribution by age

Under 18 years

26.4

29.0

10.3

8.7

17.1

2.7

18-44

42.8

45.3

26.7

26.9

27.3

25.8

45-64

18.9

17.0

30.9

24.4

29.1

40.3

65 yrs and over

11.9

8.7

32.1

40.0

26.5

31.2

65-69

4.1

3.0

10.6

7.2

8.9

16.4

70 yrs and over

7.8

5.7

21.5

32.7

17.6

14.8

Total

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

 

SOURCE: National Center for Health Statistics, 1989a.



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