Table 3.1-1
Disability rates by sex and age groups, Canada1, 2006

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Males Females
Age groups Total2 Percentage Total2 Percentage Total2 Percentage
Total - all ages 30,893,640 100.0 15,148,230 100.0 15,745,410 100.0
Total - aged less than 15 years 5,471,360 100.0 2,801,380 100.0 2,669,970 100.0
0 to 4 1,656,040 100.0 846,870 100.0 809,170 100.0
5 to 14 3,815,310 100.0 1,954,510 100.0 1,860,800 100.0
Total - aged 15 years and over 25,422,280 100.0 12,346,840 100.0 13,075,440 100.0
15 to 64 21,373,150 100.0 10,545,670 100.0 10,827,480 100.0
15 to 24 4,147,070 100.0 2,113,690 100.0 2,033,380 100.0
25 to 44 8,689,880 100.0 4,248,450 100.0 4,441,430 100.0
45 to 64 8,536,190 100.0 4,183,520 100.0 4,352,670 100.0
65 and over 4,049,140 100.0 1,801,170 100.0 2,247,960 100.0
65 to 74 2,239,630 100.0 1,065,700 100.0 1,173,930 100.0
75 and over 1,809,500 100.0 735,470 100.0 1,074,030 100.0
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Males Females
Age groups Total2 Percentage Total2 Percentage Total2 Percentage
Total - all ages 4,417,870 14.3 2,024,700 13.4 2,393,180 15.2
Total - aged less than 15 years 202,350 3.7 129,210 4.6 73,140 2.7
0 to 4 27,540 1.7 17,770 2.1 9,770 1.2
5 to 14 174,810 4.6 111,440 5.7 63,370 3.4
Total - aged 15 years and over 4,215,530 16.6 1,895,480 15.4 2,320,040 17.7
15 to 64 2,457,940 11.5 1,151,530 10.9 1,306,410 12.1
15 to 24 195,500 4.7 100,940 4.8 94,560 4.7
25 to 44 696,530 8.0 326,460 7.7 370,070 8.3
45 to 64 1,565,910 18.3 724,130 17.3 841,780 19.3
65 and over 1,757,590 43.4 743,960 41.3 1,013,630 45.1
65 to 74 739,500 33.0 346,720 32.5 392,790 33.5
75 and over 1,018,090 56.3 397,240 54.0 620,850 57.8
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1. The Canada total includes the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
2. The sum of the values for each category may differ from the total due to rounding.
Source: Statistics Canada, Participation and Activitiy Limitation Survey, 2006.