In the state of Arkansas, there are about 466,196 adults 18 and over who experience disability, representing 22.6% of the population. 22.5% or 246,917 are women, and 22.8% or 219,279 are men.

Figure 1. Rate of Disability by Age Group. Of people, aged 18 to 44, 13.8% report disability; for those age 45-64, the rate increases to 29.7%, and those 65 and over, 37.8% report disability.

Figure 2. Rate of Disability by Race-Ethnicity. In Arkansas, the rate of disability among Hispanics is not applicable; the rate of disability among Asian or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander is not applicable. Not applicable for Native Americans report disability, and 22.4% of Black Non-Hispanics report disability. For White, non-Hispanics the rate of disability is 22.1%.

Figure 3. Self-Reported Health Status. 57.6% of people without disabilities report excellent or very good health, while 23.4% of people with disabilities report excellent or very good health. 32.4% of people without disability report good health, compared to 30.0% of people with disabilities, and 10.0% of people without disability report fair/poor health compared to 46.6% among those with disability.

Figure 4a. Health Behaviors. Smoking. 23.6% of people without disabilities report smoking, compared 34.4% or people with disabilities. Obesity. 21.2% of people without disabilities report obesity, compared to 33.1% people with disability. Physical Inactivity. 12.1% of people without disability report physical inactivity compared to 24.3% or people with disabilities.

Figure 4b. Immunizations. Flu (past year). 32.6% of people without disabilities have gotten a flu immunization in the past year, compared to 38.3% or people with disability. Pneumonia (ever). 19.0% of people without disability have ever received a pneumonia shot, compared to 31.2% of people with disability.

Figure 4c. Health Coverage-Adults Under Age 65. Among people aged 18 to 44, 76.7% of those without disability have health care coverage compared to 68.4% of those with disability. Among those aged 45 to 64, 83.9% of those without a disability have health care coverage, compared to 81.4% of those with a disability.

Figure 4d. Continuous Health Care Provider by Age Group. For those aged 18 to 44, 77.7% of people without disability have a continuous health care provider, compared to 78.2% for those with a disability. For those aged 45-64, 86.1% of people without a disability report continuous health care provider, compared to 88.2% of those with a disability, and for those aged 65 and older, 92.8% of people without a disability report continuous health care provider, compared to 95.8% of those with a disability.