In the state of Washington, there are about 911,300 adults 18 and over who experience disability, representing 24.0% of the population. 24.8% or 571,403 are women, and 23.2% or 497,764 are men.

Figure 1. Rate of Disability by Age Group. Of people, aged 18 to 44, 15.9% report disability; for those age 45-64, the rate increases to 29.4%, and those 65 and over, 39.9% report disability.

Figure 2. Rate of Disability by Race-Ethnicity. In Washington, the rate of disability among Hispanics is 18.6%; the rate of disability among Asian or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander is 15.4%. 28.3% for Native Americans report disability, and 31.6% for Black Non-Hispanics report disability. For White, non-Hispanics the rate of disability is 24.1%.

Figure 3. Self-Reported Health Status.  66.3% of people without disabilities report excellent or very good health, while 33.6% of people with disabilities report excellent or very good health. 27.2% of people without disability report good health, compared to 33.6% of people with disabilities, and 6.6% of people without disability report fair/poor health compared to 32.8% among those with disability.

Figure 4a. Health Behaviors. Smoking. 18.9% of people without disabilities report smoking, compared 28.8% or people with disabilities. Obesity 17.2% of people without disabilities report obesity, compared to 29.7% people with disability. Physical Inactivity. 5.9% of people without disability report physical inactivity compared to 13.4% or people with disabilities.

Figure 4b. Immunizations. Flu (past year). 33.8% of people without disabilities have gotten a flu immunization in the past year, compared to 33.9% or people with disability. Pneumonia (ever). 22.0% of people without disability have ever received a pneumonia shot, compared to 31.3% of people with disability.

Figure 4c. Health Coverage-Adults Under Age 65. Among people aged 18 to 44, 82.2% of those without disability have health care coverage compared to 80.6% of those with disability. Among those aged 45 to 64, 92.6% of those without a disability have health care coverage, compared to 90.5% of those with a disability.

Figure 4d. Continuous Health Care Provider by Age Group. For those aged 18 to 44, 69.5% of people without disability have a continuous health care provider, compared to 74.7% for those with a disability. For those aged 45-64, 85.4% of people without a disability report continuous health care provider, compared to 89.6% of those with a disability, and for those aged 65 and older, 91.5% of people without a disability report continuous health care provider, compared to 95.5% of those with a disability.