In the state of Vermont, there are about 89,000 adults 18 and over who experience disability, representing 19.1% of the population. 19.8% or 48,000 are women, and 18.3% or 41,000 are men.

Figure 1. Rate of Disability by Age Group. Of people, aged 18 to 44, 13.0% report disability; for those age 45-64, the rate increases to 22.8%, and those 65 and over, 31.4% report disability.

Figure 2. Rate of Disability by Race-Ethnicity. In Vermont, 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. 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 18.7%.

Figure 3. Self-Reported Health Status. 70.5% of people without disabilities report excellent or very good health, while 34.6% of people with disabilities report excellent or very good health. 24.3% of people without disability report good health, compared to 31.7% of people with disabilities, and 5.2% of people without disability report fair/poor health compared to 33.7% among those with disability.

Figure 4a. Health Behaviors. Smoking. 19.5% of people without disabilities report smoking, compared 29.1% or people with disabilities. Obesity 16.1% of people without disabilities report obesity, compared to 27.0% people with disability. Physical Inactivity. 8.6% of people without disability report physical inactivity compared to 16.8% or people with disabilities.

Figure 4b. Immunizations. Flu (past year). 30.5% of people without disabilities have gotten a flu immunization in the past year, compared to 37.7% or people with disability. Pneumonia (ever). 19.8% of people without disability have ever received a pneumonia shot, compared to 30.0% of people with disability.

Figure 4c. Health Coverage-Adults Under Age 65. Among people aged 18 to 44, 84.9% of those without disability have health care coverage compared to 85.3% of those with disability. Among those aged 45 to 64, 91.2% of those without a disability have health care coverage, compared to 91.3% of those with a disability.

Figure 4d. Continuous Health Care Provider by Age Group. For those aged 18 to 44, 78.6% of people without disability have a continuous health care provider, compared to 84.0% for those with a disability. For those aged 45-64, 90.5% of people without a disability report continuous health care provider, compared to 93.7% of those with a disability, and for those aged 65 and older, 94.7% of people without a disability report continuous health care provider, compared to 97.4% of those with a disability.