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Table 2 Estimated prevalence (%) of motor impairments by age and sex

From: Prevalence of motor impairment in residents of New South Wales, Australia aged 55 years and over: cross-sectional survey of the 45 and Up cohort

Age Men Women All
Weakness
 55–64 7.1 (6 to 8.3) 11.4 (10.4 to 12.6) 9.3 (8.6 to 10.1)
 65–74 8.8 (7.8 to 9.9) 12.3 (11.3 to 13.4) 10.6 (9.9 to 11.3)
 75–84 11.7 (9.9 to 13.8) 16.1 (14.3 to 18.1) 14.1 (12.8 to 15.5)
 85+ 21.2 (17.7 to 25.1) 22.5 (19 to 26.4) 22 (19.4 to 24.8)
Total (55+) 9.3 (8.6 to 10.1) 13.6 (12.9 to 14.4) 11.6 (11 to 12.1)
Fatigue
 55–64 5.5 (4.5 to 6.6) 6.2 (5.4 to 7) 5.8 (5.2 to 6.5)
 65–74 6.5 (5.7 to 7.5) 8.3 (7.5 to 9.2) 7.4 (6.9 to 8.1)
 75–84 10.8 (9.1 to 12.7) 11.6 (10.1 to 13.3) 11.2 (10.1 to 12.4)
 85+ 18.9 (15.6 to 22.8) 21.6 (18.1 to 25.5) 20.6 (18 to 23.4)
Total (55+) 7.5 (6.9 to 8.2) 9.3 (8.7 to 9.9) 8.5 (8 to 8.9)
Contracture
 55–64 7.1 (6.1 to 8.3) 6.3 (5.5 to 7.3) 6.7 (6 to 7.4)
 65–74 8 (7 to 9.1) 7.9 (7.1 to 8.8) 8 (7.3 to 8.6)
 75–84 9.8 (8.2 to 11.7) 10.2 (8.7 to 11.8) 10 (8.9 to 11.3)
 85+ 15.2 (12.1 to 18.9) 12.3 (9.7 to 15.4) 13.4 (11.3 to 15.7)
Total (55+) 8.4 (7.7 to 9.1) 8.1 (7.5 to 8.7) 8.2 (7.8 to 8.7)
Impaired balance
 55–64 1.7 (1.2 to 2.4) 2.4 (1.9 to 2.9) 2.1 (1.7 to 2.5)
 65–74 2.3 (1.8 to 2.8) 3.8 (3.2 to 4.5) 3 (2.7 to 3.5)
 75–84 5.4 (4.3 to 6.8) 7.5 (6.3 to 8.9) 6.5 (5.7 to 7.5)
 85+ 13.7 (10.9 to 17.1) 16.7 (13.6 to 20.3) 15.6 (13.3 to 18.1)
Total (55+) 3.2 (2.8 to 3.7) 5.1 (4.6 to 5.6) 4.2 (3.9 to 4.6)
Impaired coordination
 55–64 2.5 (1.9 to 3.3) 2.3 (1.8 to 2.8) 2.4 (2 to 2.8)
 65–74 2.8 (2.3 to 3.5) 3.4 (2.8 to 4) 3.1 (2.7 to 3.6)
 75–84 3.9 (3 to 5) 5.6 (4.5 to 6.9) 4.8 (4.1 to 5.7)
 85+ 9.8 (7.5 to 12.7) 7.9 (5.8 to 10.6) 8.6 (7 to 10.5)
Total (55+) 3.3 (2.9 to 3.7) 3.7 (3.3 to 4.2) 3.5 (3.2 to 3.8)
Any (at least one) of these impairments
 55–64 13.7 (12.3 to 15.3) 17.6 (16.3 to 19) 15.7 (14.7 to 16.7)
 65–74 16.5 (15.2 to 17.9) 21.1 (19.9 to 22.5) 18.8 (17.9 to 19.8)
 75–84 23.4 (21.1 to 25.8) 28.5 (26.3 to 30.8) 26.1 (24.5 to 27.8)
 85+ 37.9 (33.6 to 42.4) 44 (39.7 to 48.5) 41.8 (38.6 to 45)
 Total (55+) 17.7 (16.8 to 18.7) 23.2 (22.3 to 24.1) 20.6 (19.9 to 21.3)
  1. Prevalence is given as a percentage of people in that cell
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