In the territory of Guam, there are about 14,000 adults 18 and over who experience disability, representing 16.1% of the population. 14.2% or 6,000 are women, and 17.8% or 8,000 are men.

Figure 1. Rate of Disability by Age Group. Of people, aged 18 to 44, 11.5% report disability; for those age 45-64, the rate increases to 22.1%, and those 65 and over, 33.4% report disability.

Figure 2. Rate of Disability by Race-Ethnicity. In Guam, the rate of disability among Hispanics is not applicable; the rate of disability among Asian or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander is 14.6%. Not applicable for Native Americans report disability, and not applicable for Black Non-Hispanics report disability. For White, non-Hispanics the rate of disability is not applicable.

Figure 3. Self-Reported Health Status. 46.3% of people without disabilities report excellent or very good health, while 23.1% of people with disabilities report excellent or very good health. 38.6% of people without disability report good health, compared to 37.7% of people with disabilities, and 15.1% of people without disability report fair/poor health compared to 39.2% among those with disability.

Figure 4a. Health Behaviors. Smoking. 30.1% of people without disabilities report smoking, compared 42.0% or people with disabilities. Obesity 19.1% of people without disabilities report obesity, compared to 39.0% people with disability. Physical Inactivity. 18.5% of people without disability report physical inactivity compared to not applicable or people with disabilities.

Figure 4b. Immunizations. Flu (past year). 25.8% of people without disabilities have gotten a flu immunization in the past year, compared to 29.3% or people with disability. Pneumonia (ever). 18.2% of people without disability have ever received a pneumonia shot, compared to 25.3% of people with disability.

Figure 4c. Health Coverage-Adults Under Age 65. Among people aged 18 to 44, 78.3 of those without disability have health care coverage compared to not applicable of those with disability. Among those aged 45 to 64, 83.7% of those without a disability have health care coverage, compared to 80.9% of those with a disability.

Figure 4d. Continuous Health Care Provider by Age Group. For those aged 18 to 44, 67.6% of people without disability have a continuous health care provider, compared to not applicable for those with a disability. For those aged 45-64, 75.7% of people without a disability report continuous health care provider, compared to 79.7% of those with a disability, and for those aged 65 and older, 87.5% of people without a disability report continuous health care provider, compared to not applicable of those with a disability.