Table 3.4
Disability rates by sex and age groups, Nova Scotia, 2001

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Males Females
Age groups Total1 Percentage Total1 Percentage Total1 Percentage
Total - all ages 888,900 100.0 430,730 100.0 458,170 100.0
Total - aged less than 15 years 162,220 100.0 82,710 100.0 79,510 100.0
0 to 4 46,510 100.0 24,020 100.0 22,490 100.0
5 to 14 115,710 100.0 58,690 100.0 57,020 100.0
Total - aged 15 years and over 726,670 100.0 348,020 100.0 378,660 100.0
15 to 64 607,570 100.0 296,880 100.0 310,680 100.0
15 to 24 115,840 100.0 58,070 100.0 57,760 100.0
25 to 44 263,600 100.0 127,010 100.0 136,590 100.0
45 to 64 228,130 100.0 111,800 100.0 116,330 100.0
65 and over 119,100 100.0 51,130 100.0 67,970 100.0
65 to 74 65,520 100.0 30,600 100.0 34,920 100.0
75 and over 53,590 100.0 20,540 100.0 33,050 100.0
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Males Females
Age groups Total1 Percentage Total1 Percentage Total1 Percentage
Total - all ages 152,210 17.1 71,880 16.7 80,320 17.5
Total - aged less than 15 years 6,210 3.8 3,960 4.8 2,250 2.8
0 to 4 630 1.3 350E 1.5E 270E 1.2E
5 to 14 5,580 4.8 3,610 6.1 1,980 3.5
Total - aged 15 years and over 146,000 20.1 67,920 19.5 78,080 20.6
15 to 64 87,310 14.4 43,360 14.6 43,940 14.1
15 to 24 6,190 5.3 3,080 5.3 3,110 5.4
25 to 44 26,200 9.9 12,580 9.9 13,630 10.0
45 to 64 54,910 24.1 27,710 24.8 27,210 23.4
65 and over 58,690 49.3 24,560 48.0 34,130 50.2
65 to 74 26,020 39.7 12,020 39.3 14,000 40.1
75 and over 32,670 61.0 12,540 61.1 20,130 60.9
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1. The sum of the values for each category may differ from the total due to rounding.
Source: Statistics Canada, Participation and Activitiy Limitation Survey, 2001.