Share of older people with select disability types U.S. 2014, by gender

This statistic shows the percentage of U.S. adults aged 65 years and older with select disability types in 2014, by gender. In 2014, the most common type of disability among both men and women aged 65 years and older involved mobility.

Percentage of adults in the U.S. aged 65 years and older with select disability types in 2014, by gender

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Release date

August 2016


United States

Survey time period


Age group

65 years and older

Supplementary notes

Disability is defined as “a lot” or “cannot do/unable to do” when asked about difficulty with seeing, even if wearing glasses (vision); hearing, even if wearing hearing aids (hearing); walking or climbing steps (mobility); communicating, for example, understanding or being understood by others (communication); remembering or concentrating (cognition); and self-care, such as washing all over or dressing (selfcare). Any disability is defined as having difficulty with at least one of these activities.

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