Other Data & Statistics
In the United States
- In the United States, an estimated range of 37 million to 57 million people live with a disability.
- The chance of having a disability goes up with age, from less than 10% for people 15 years of age or younger, to almost 75% for people 80 years of age or older. With good health habits and access to health care, many disabilities can be delayed or even prevented. [Read report]
Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health Status, 2004–2006
- The prevalence of disability among U.S. adults ranged from 11.6% among Asians to 29.9% among American Indians and Alaska Natives.
- Self-rated health status was reported as:
- Fair or poor among 40.3% of adults with a disability compared with 9.9% of adults without a disability.
- Good among 32.5% of adults with a disability compared with 29.9% of adults without a disability.
- Excellent or very good among 27.2% of adults with a disability compared with 60.2% of adults without a disability.
- Reports of fair or poor health among adults with a disability by race and ethnicity were:
- Hispanic, 55.2%
- American Indian or Alaska Native, 50.5%
- Non-Hispanic Black or African American, 46.6%
- Non-Hispanic White, 36.9%
- Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, 36.5%
- Asian, 24.9%
- Page last reviewed: July 11, 2014
- Page last updated: July 11, 2014
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