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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18: REHABILITATION AWARENESSProfile America — Wednesday, September 18th. We are at the midpoint of the weeklong National Rehabilitation Awareness celebration. One of its goals is to salute the determination of the nation's 57 million residents who confront their disabilities as they go about their daily lives. Another is to say thanks to the thousands of rehabilitation professionals, such as the nation's nearly 200,000 physical therapists, who help those in need adapt to and overcome their disabilities. About 19 percent of the population is living with some form of disability; half of them 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. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy from the American Community Survey at
www.rehabweek.comwww.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Physical-therapists.htm U.S. Census Bureau, Facts for Features, CB13-FF.15
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of 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 "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau