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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for September 18: Rehabilitation Awareness

U.S. Census Bureau
Posted on: 18 Sep 16

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2016

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

REHABILITATION AWARENESS

Profile America — Sunday, September 18th.  National Rehabilitation Awareness Week begins today, and runs to the 24th.  One of goals of the annual event is to salute the determination of the nation's residents who confront one or more disabilities as they go about their daily lives.  Another is to say thanks to the thousands of rehabilitation professionals, such as the nation's 204,000 physical therapists, who help those in need adapt to and overcome their disabilities.  Some 56.7 million people, or 12.6 percent of the population, are living with some form of disability.  Fifteen-point-seven million of them are age 65 and older.  Nearly 31 million have difficulty walking or climbing stairs, and 12 million require assistance with daily routines at home, such as dressing, bathing or preparing meals.  Profile America is in its 20th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau

Sources: 
Rehab Week/accessed 7/6/2016:  http://www.rehabweek.com/rehab/ 
Physical therapists:  http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/physical-therapists.htm 
Statistics:  http://www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2016/cb16-ff12.html 

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu). 

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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau

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Last updated on: 18/09/2016

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