NeuRA (Neuroscience Research Australia, Sydney, Australia)
How prevalent is motor impairment? The population prevalence of many diseases has been well described and the disease-specific prevalences of some motor impairments is known. In contrast little is known of the population prevalence of most motor impairments. This presentation describes a study that used data from 20,141 participants of the 45&Up cohort to estimate the prevalence of specific motor impairments (weakness, fatigue, contracture, impaired balance and impaired coordination) in people aged 55 years and older resident in New South Wales, Australia in 2018. It is shown that the prevalence proportions of motor impairment in this population are similar to that of the most prevalent diseases globally.