Reasons for nonuse among elderly adults in the U.S. with a mobility aid 2015

This statistic shows reasons elderly U.S. adults who owned a cane or walker and had fallen didn't always use their mobility device, according to a survey published in May 2015. It was found that 37 percent of elderly respondents with a mobility device who had fallen said they didn't always use their device because they hold onto other things, such as furniture or walls.

Reasons elderly U.S. adults who owned a cane or walker and had fallen didn't always use their mobility aid as of 2015

Share of elderly adults who had fallen
I don’t always need it41%
I hold onto other things such as the furniture or walls37%
I forget to use it or forget where I left it16%
It makes me feel old13%
It is too big, heavy, or too bulky to put in car10%
I leave it where it is not handy6%
I just don’t like it6%
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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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