In the state of Connecticut, there are about 454,000 adults 18 and over who experience disability, representing 17.4% of the population. 18.0% or 251,000 are women, and 16.7% or 203,000 are men.

Figure 1. Rate of Disability by Age Group. Of people, aged 18 to 44, 11.4% report disability; for those age 45-64, the rate increases to 20.4%, and those 65 and over, 30.6% report disability.

Figure 2. Rate of Disability by Race-Ethnicity. In Colorado, the rate of disability among Hispanics is 17.6%; the rate of disability among Asian or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander is not applicable. not applicable for Native Americans report disability, and 15.6% for Black Non-Hispanics report disability. For White, non-Hispanics the rate of disability is 17.8%.

Figure 3. Self-Reported Health Status. 68.0% of people without disabilities report excellent or very good health, while 35.6% of people with disabilities report excellent or very good health. 25.2% of people without disability report good health, compared to 32.1% of people with disabilities, and 6.9% of people without disability report fair/poor health compared to 32.3% among those with disability.

Figure 4a. Health Behaviors. Smoking. 19.0% of people without disabilities report smoking, compared 27.8% or people with disabilities. Obesity 16.3% of people without disabilities report obesity, compared to 28.3% people with disability. Physical Inactivity. 12.0% of people without disability report physical inactivity compared to 20.0% or people with disabilities.

Figure 4b. Immunizations. Flu (past year). 32.3% of people without disabilities have gotten a flu immunization in the past year, compared to 38.8% or people with disability. Pneumonia (ever). 19.4% of people without disability have ever received a pneumonia shot, compared to 28.3% of people with disability.

Figure 4c. Health Coverage-Adults Under Age 65. Among people aged 18 to 44, 85.8% of those without disability have health care coverage compared to 85.7% of those with disability. Among those aged 45 to 64, 92.6% of those without a disability have health care coverage, compared to 89.1% of those with a disability.

Figure 4d. Continuous Health Care Provider by Age Group. For those aged 18 to 44, 78.8% of people without disability have a continuous health care provider, compared to 83.4% for those with a disability. For those aged 45-64, 90.5% of people without a disability report continuous health care provider, compared to 90.5% of those with a disability, and for those aged 65 and older, 94.8% of people without a disability report continuous health care provider, compared to 94.8% of those with a disability.