In the territory of U.S. Virgin Islands, there are about 9,000 adults 18 and over who experience disability, representing 12.6% of the population. 12.6% or 5,000 are women, and 12.6% or 4,000 are men.

Figure 1. Rate of Disability by Age Group. Of people, aged 18 to 44, 8.0% report disability; for those age 45-64, the rate increases to 15.2%, and those 65 and over, 22.7% report disability.

Figure 2. Rate of Disability by Race-Ethnicity. In U.S. Virgin Islands, the rate of disability among Hispanics is 15.2%; the rate of disability among Asian or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander is not applicable. Not applicable for Native Americans report disability, and 11.7% for Black Non-Hispanics report disability. For White, non-Hispanics the rate of disability is 13.8%.

Figure 3. Self-Reported Health Status. 49.9% of people without disabilities report excellent or very good health, while 29.5% of people with disabilities report excellent or very good health. 35.9% of people without disability report good health, compared to 28.7% of people with disabilities, and 14.2% of people without disability report fair/poor health compared to 41.8% among those with disability.

Figure 4a. Health Behaviors. Smoking. 9.1% of people without disabilities report smoking, compared 14.6% or people with disabilities. Obesity 22.1% of people without disabilities report obesity, compared to 32.4% people with disability. Physical Inactivity. 24.3% of people without disability report physical inactivity compared to 27.9% or people with disabilities.

Figure 4b. Immunizations. Flu (past year). 19.0% of people without disabilities have gotten a flu immunization in the past year, compared to 22.4% or people with disability. Pneumonia (ever). 18.3% of people without disability have ever received a pneumonia shot, compared to 20.3% of people with disability.

Figure 4c. Health Coverage-Adults Under Age 65. Among people aged 18 to 44, 65.0% of those without disability have health care coverage compared to not applicable of those with disability. Among those aged 45 to 64, 72.0% of those without a disability have health care coverage, compared to 72.6% of those with a disability.

Figure 4d. Continuous Health Care Provider by Age Group. For those aged 18 to 44, 61.1% of people without disability have a continuous health care provider, compared to not applicable for those with a disability. For those aged 45-64, 75.0% 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, 77.7% of people without a disability report continuous health care provider, compared to 92.4% of those with a disability.