1.05 million Manual Wheelchair Users in 1990 - Link
There are more than 1.4 million wheelchair users (1990), and about 75% of them (about 1.05 million) use manual wheelchairs. The population of individuals using wheelchairs is estimated to be growing at a rate of 10% per year into the year 2002.

1.5 million Manual Wheelchair Users in 1994/95 - Link
1994/95 An estimated 1.6 million Americans residing outside of institutions use wheelchairs, according to 1994/95 data from the National Health Interview Survey on Disability (NHIS-D).1 Most (1.5 million) use manual devices, with only 155,000 people using electric wheelchairs.

2 million Manual Wheelchair Users in 2000 - Link
The population of wheelchair users outside nursing homes is climbing sharply, from about 720,000 in 1980 to an estimated 2.2 million (est. 2 million in manual wheelchairs) today (2000).

2.2 million Manual Wheelchair Users in 2000 - Link
The use of manual wheelchairs in the home has increased almost 70% in the last 20 years-from about 720,000 in 1980 to an estimated 2.2 million in the year 2000.

Arm Pain Article - Link
Power Assist: Add More 'Oomph' to Your Push - See MAGICWHEELS™ listed near bottom of this article.

Durable Medical Equipment Article - Link
"Moving Wheelchair Consumers from Need to Want"

Walking On Your Hands - Arm Pain Article - Link
Using arms as legs can have painful results, especially after many years. What options do manual-wheelchair users have?