In the state of Texas, there are about 2,753,336 adults 18 and over who experience disability, representing 18.6% of the population. 19.0% or 1,476,606 are women, and 18.0% or 1,276,731 are men.

Figure 1. Rate of Disability by Age Group. Of people, aged 18 to 44, 11.3% report disability; for those age 45-64, the rate increases to 23.6%, and those 65 and over, 32.4% report disability.

Figure 2. Rate of Disability by Race-Ethnicity. In Texas, the rate of disability among Hispanics is 14.8%; the rate of disability among Asian or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander is not applicable. Not applicable for Native Americans report disability, and 19.1% for Black Non-Hispanics report disability. For White, non-Hispanics the rate of disability is 20.0%.

Figure 3. Self-Reported Health Status.  53.0% of people without disabilities report excellent or very good health, while 27.0% of people with disabilities report excellent or very good health. 33.0% of people without disability report good health, compared to 30.1% of people with disabilities, and 14.1% of people without disability report fair/poor health compared to 42.9% among those with disability.

Figure 4a. Health Behaviors. Smoking. 20.8% of people without disabilities report smoking, compared 29.0% or people with disabilities. Obesity 22.2% of people without disabilities report obesity, compared to 33.6% people with disability. Physical Inactivity. 15.7% of people without disability report physical inactivity compared to 21.1% or people with disabilities.

Figure 4b. Immunizations. Flu (past year). 31.2% of people without disabilities have gotten a flu immunization in the past year, compared to 35.6% or people with disability. Pneumonia (ever). 20.9% of people without disability have ever received a pneumonia shot, compared to 31.9% of people with disability.

Figure 4c. Health Coverage-Adults Under Age 65. Among people aged 18 to 44, 67.2% of those without disability have health care coverage compared to 67.3% of those with disability. Among those aged 45 to 64, 79.0% of those without a disability have health care coverage, compared to 79.9% of those with a disability.

Figure 4d. Continuous Health Care Provider by Age Group. For those aged 18 to 44, 62.1% of people without disability have a continuous health care provider, compared to 67.5% for those with a disability. For those aged 45-64, 79.8% of people without a disability report continuous health care provider, compared to 86.6% of those with a disability, and for those aged 65 and older, 90.7% of people without a disability report continuous health care provider, compared to 93.6% of those with a disability.