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Fact of the Week: 21 July 2014

1 in 10 Adults Are Limited in Their Ability to Work or Unable to Work Due to Health Problems

"Approximately 7% of adults aged 18-69 years were unable to work, and approximately 3% were limited in their ability to work because of health problems. Adults aged 45-64 years and 65-69 years were about three times more likely than adults aged 18-44 years to be unable to work because of health problems," according to a 2014 analysis of 2012 NHIS data.
       
Adams, P. F., Kirzinger, W. K., & Martinez, M. E. (2014, June 13). QuickStats: Percentage of adults aged 18-69 years with a limitation in their ability to work because of health problems, by age group - National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2012. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 63(23), 519. Retrieved from www.cdc.gov.
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