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AUCD: Poster Symposium: Surveillance and Developmental Monitoring: Association between Disability and Physical Inactivity: Measurement and Surveillance


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dana mcguire, DPT, PhD, Physical Therapist, Epidemiologist


Adults with disabilities are consistently more likely to be physically inactive; however, little is known about how the questions used to measure disability can influence findings. This presentation examines national-level prevalence of inactivity among adults with disability using two measures of disability from the National Health Interview Survey. It is important to know how disabilities are defined and consider the implications on findings and strategies which can reduce potential barriers.

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