Disability and Health Data System (DHDS)
Innovative disability data tool
DHDS, CDC’s innovative disability and health data tool, uses data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) to identify disparities in health between adults with and without disabilities. Find data on a range of health indicators for your state, and compare the health of adults with disabilities and adults without disabilities.
Examples of questions that can be answered using DHDS:
- What is the percentage of adults with disabilities in each state? In each state, how does the percentage of adults with disabilities vary by age, sex, race/ethnicity, and veteran status?
- In a particular state, is the percentage of adults who currently smoke cigarettes higher among adults with disabilities than among adults without disabilities?
- What state has the highest percentage of adults with disabilities who could not see a doctor due to cost? How does the state percentage compare with the national percentage? How does it compare to neighboring states?
- What is the percentage of obesity among people with disabilities in each state, and how does that compare across age, sex, and race/ethnicity categories?
- How is your state performing across a variety of health indicators, such as vaccine coverage and preventive services, for people with disabilities compared with people without disabilities?
How do I start?
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Visit Disability and Health Data System at
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Division of Human Development and Disability
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
TTY: (888) 232-6348
- Contact CDC-INFO