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Most Common Conditions Causing Activity Limitations* Among Women Aged 65 and Older, 2008

Percent of Women with Activity Limitations:

  • Arthritis/Rheumatism: 50.7
  • Back and Neck Problems: 19.8
  • Heart Problems: 7.2
  • Hypertension: 4.6
  • Diabetes: 4.3
  • Depression, Anxiety, and Emotional Problems: 2.3

*Activity limitations are defined as conditions that cause difficulty performing certain physical, leisure, and social activities.

Source II.1: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey