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

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Disability Impacts Michigan

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2,310,271 adults in Michigan have a disability.  This is equal to 29 percent or 1 in 3 adults in Michigan.

Percentage of adults in Michigan 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 Michigan experience health disparities and are more likely to...1

Disability Healthcare Costs in Michigan2

  • About $28.2 BILLION per year, or up to 37% of the state’s healthcare spending
  • About $15,868 per person with a disability
Disability healthcare costs: 37 percent of Michigan healthcare spending

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Note: Data are rounded to the nearest whole figure. For more precise prevalence data, please visit dhds.cdc.gov.

  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.