Table 5
Adults with disabilities that need help with everyday activities, by activity type, Canada, 2001 and 2006

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Everyday activities 2001 2006
number
Total - Meal preparation 818,130 956,270
Receiving help but needing more 79,370 99,820
Not receiving help but needing some 62,010 112,660
Receiving all help needed 676,750 743,790
Total - Everyday housework 1,235,500 1,522,160
Receiving help but needing more 180,600 248,890
Not receiving help but needing some 159,460 256,730
Receiving all help needed 895,450 1,016,540
Total -Heavy household chores 1,879,840 2,136,470
Receiving help but needing more 283,570 480,820
Not receiving help but needing some 200,620 307,520
Receiving all help needed 1,395,650 1,348,120
Total - Appointments 1,241,600 1,471,440
Receiving help but needing more 188,050 292,730
Not receiving help but needing some 64,350 130,690
Receiving all help needed 989,210 1,048,030
Total - Personal finances 634,640 734,410
Receiving help but needing more 49,430 79,780
Not receiving help but needing some 31,880 58,060
Receiving all help needed 553,330 596,570
Total - Childcare 61,920 84,390
Receiving help but needing more 8,870 20,530E
Not receiving help but needing some 16,270 22,070E
Receiving all help needed 36,790 41,800
Total - Personal care 438,930 500,810
Receiving help but needing more 62,430 69,280
Not receiving help but needing some 37,280 56,740
Receiving all help needed 339,220 374,800
Total - Specialized nursing care 206,600 245,310
Receiving help but needing more 16,430E 25,070E
Not receiving help but needing some 44,210 52,150
Receiving all help needed 145,960 168,090
Total - Moving around within the home 160,750 244,080
Receiving help but needing more 17,950 39,360
Not receiving help but needing some 17,880E 38,660
Receiving all help needed 124,920 166,070
Note(s):
The Canada total excludes the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
The sum of the values for each category may differ from the total due to rounding.
Source(s): Statistics Canada, Participation and Activity Limitation Survey, 2001, 2006.
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