In the state of North Dakota, there are about 77,000 adults 18 and over who experience disability, representing 15.9% of the population. 16.0% or 40,000 are women, and 15.9% or 37,000 are men.

Figure 1. Rate of Disability by Age Group. Of people, aged 18 to 44, 9.4% report disability; for those age 45-64, the rate increases to 18.2%, and those 65 and over, 32.2% report disability.

Figure 2. Rate of Disability by Race-Ethnicity. In North Dakota, the rate of disability among Hispanics is 15.5%; the rate of disability among Asian or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander is not applicable. 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 15.4%.

Figure 3. Self-Reported Health Status. 62.8% of people without disabilities report excellent or very good health, while 30.3% of people with disabilities report excellent or very good health. 30.1% of people without disability report good health, compared to 31.4% of people with disabilities, and 7.0% of people without disability report fair/poor health compared to 38.3% among those with disability.

Figure 4a. Health Behaviors. Smoking. 20.9% of people without disabilities report smoking, compared 29.7% or people with disabilities. Obesity 20.3% of people without disabilities report obesity, compared to 33.7% people with disability. Physical Inactivity. 9.6% of people without disability report physical inactivity compared to 18.7% or people with disabilities.

Figure 4b. Immunizations. Flu (past year). 33.3% of people without disabilities have gotten a flu immunization in the past year, compared to 42.0% or people with disability. Pneumonia (ever). 22.4% of people without disability have ever received a pneumonia shot, compared to 33.0% of people with disability.

Figure 4c. Health Coverage-Adults Under Age 65. Among people aged 18 to 44, 84.2% of those without disability have health care coverage compared to 80.0% of those with disability. Among those aged 45 to 64, 90.8% of those without a disability have health care coverage, compared to 85.9% of those with a disability.

Figure 4d. Continuous Health Care Provider by Age Group. For those aged 18 to 44, 66.0% of people without disability have a continuous health care provider, compared to 75.1% for those with a disability. For those aged 45-64, 81.0% 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, 89.9% of people without a disability report continuous health care provider, compared to 92.3% of those with a disability.