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

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Disability Impacts Puerto Rico

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1,197,085 adults in Puerto Rico have a disability. This is equal to 42 percent or 1 in 3 adults in Puerto Rico.

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

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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).