In the state of Florida, there are about 2,549,000 adults 18 and over who experience disability, representing 19.1% of the population. 19.2% or 1,366,000 are women, and 19.0% or 1,183,000 are men.

Figure 1. Rate of Disability by Age Group. Of people, aged 18 to 44, 12.6% report disability; for those age 45-64, the rate increases to 24.6%, and those 65 and over, 29.9% report disability.

Figure 2. Rate of Disability by Race-Ethnicity. In Florida, the rate of disability among Hispanics is 14.7%; the rate of disability among Asian or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander is not applicable. Not applicable for Native Americans report disability, and 17.2% of Black Non-Hispanics report disability. For White, non-Hispanics the rate of disability is 20.4%.

Figure 3. Self-Reported Health Status. 59.8% of people without disabilities report excellent or very good health, while 29.6% of people with disabilities report excellent or very good health. 30.9% of people without disability report good health, compared to 29.1% of people with disabilities, and 9.3% of people without disability report fair/poor health compared to 41.3% among those with disability.

Figure 4a. Health Behaviors. Smoking. 36.3% of people without disabilities report smoking, compared 22.6% or people with disabilities. Obesity 17.4% of people without disabilities report obesity, compared to 25.9% people with disability. Physical Inactivity. 15.0% of people without disability report physical inactivity compared to 28.8% or people with disabilities.

Figure 4b. Immunizations. Flu (past year). 25.3% of people without disabilities have gotten a flu immunization in the past year, compared to 28.3% or people with disability. Pneumonia (ever). 20.9% of people without disability have ever received a pneumonia shot, compared to 28.6% of people with disability.

Figure 4c. Health Coverage-Adults Under Age 65. Among people aged 18 to 44, 74.5% of those without disability have health care coverage compared to 74.1% of those with disability. Among those aged 45 to 64, 82.7% of those without a disability have health care coverage, compared to 81.0% of those with a disability.

Figure 4d. Continuous Health Care Provider by Age Group. For those aged 18 to 44, 63.5% of people without disability have a continuous health care provider, compared to 75.2% for those with a disability. For those aged 45-64, 79.6% of people without a disability report continuous health care provider, compared to 87.0% of those with a disability, and for those aged 65 and older, 88.6% of people without a disability report continuous health care provider, compared to 93.4% of those with a disability.