In the state of Montana, there are about 139,653 adults 18 and over who experience disability, representing 20.1% of the population. 21.9% or 78,769 are women, and 18.2% or 60,883 are men.

Figure 1. Rate of Disability by Age Group. Of people, aged 18 to 44, 12.8% report disability; for those age 45-64, the rate increases to 24.6%, and those 65 and over, 34.6% report disability.

Figure 2. Rate of Disability by Race-Ethnicity. In Montana, 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. 26.1% for Native Americans report disability, and the percent for Black Non-Hispanics reporting disability is not not applicable. For White, non-Hispanics the rate of disability is 19.4%.

Figure 3. Self-Reported Health Status.66.3% of people without disabilities report excellent or very good health, while 30.6% of people with disabilities report excellent or very good health. 27.2% of people without disability report good health, compared to 33.3% of people with disabilities, and 6.5% of people without disability report fair/poor health compared to 36.1% among those with disability.

Figure 4a. Health Behaviors. Smoking. 19.5% of people without disabilities report smoking, compared 29.8% or people with disabilities. Obesity 16.1% of people without disabilities report obesity, compared to 29.1% people with disability. Physical Inactivity. 8.8% of people without disability report physical inactivity compared to 19.5% or people with disabilities.

Figure 4b. Immunizations. Flu (past year). 22.9% of people without disabilities have gotten a flu immunization in the past year, compared to 33.8% or people with disability. Pneumonia (ever). 33.7% of people without disability have ever received a pneumonia shot, compared to 39.3% of people with disability.

Figure 4c. Health Coverage-Adults Under Age 65. Among people aged 18 to 44, 76.4% of those without disability have health care coverage compared to 71.0% of those with disability. Among those aged 45 to 64, 82.7% of those without a disability have health care coverage, compared to 79.0% of those with a disability.

Figure 4d. Continuous Health Care Provider by Age Group. For those aged 18 to 44, 61.3% of people without disability have a continuous health care provider, compared to 73.5% for those with a disability. For those aged 45-64, 76.1% of people without a disability report continuous health care provider, compared to 83.8% of those with a disability, and for those aged 65 and older, 88.1% of people without a disability report continuous health care provider, compared to 91.1% of those with a disability.