Disability & Health U.S. State Profile Data for Arkansas (Adults 18+ years of age)

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Disability Impacts Arkansas

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822,145 adults in Arkansas have a disability. This is equal to 35 percent or 1 in 3 adults in Arkansas.

Percentage of adults in Arkansas with select functional disability types

Disability Types

Mobility: Serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs

Cognition: Serious difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions

Independent living: Serious difficulty doing errands alone, such as visiting a doctor's office

Hearing: Deafness or serious difficulty hearing

Vision: Blind or serious difficulty seeing, even when wearing glasses

Self-care: Difficulty dressing or bathing

Adults with disabilities in Arkansas experience health disparities and are more likely to...1

Disability Healthcare Costs in Arkansas2

  • About $8.6 BILLION per year, or up to 41% of the state’s healthcare spending
  • About $13,955 per person with a disability
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  1. Data Source: 2019 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).
  2. Disability-associated healthcare expenditures are presented in 2017 dollars as reported by Khavjou, et al. State-level health care expenditures associated with disability. Public health rep.