Elderly adults in the U.S. with a mobility aid who had fallen 2015, by insurance

This statistic shows the share of elderly U.S. adults who owned a cane or walker and had fallen, according to a survey published in May 2015, by insurance status. It was found that 84 percent of elderly respondents with a mobility device who had fallen were medically insured under Medicare.

Percentage of elderly U.S. adults who owned a cane or walker and had fallen as of 2015, by insurance status

Share of elderly adults who had fallen
None0%
Medicare84%
Medicaid4.3%
Private health insurance35.8%
Medicare supplement plan43.2%
Veteran's administration4.9%
Other12.3%
Unreported6.8%
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Sources

Release date

May 2015

Region

United States

Survey time period

as of May 2015

Number of respondents

162 respondents

Age group

60 years and older

Method of interview

Questionnaire

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