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

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Disability Impacts Wisconsin

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1,275,864 adults in Wisconsin have a disability. This is equal to 28 percent or 1 in 4 adults in Wisconsin.

Percentage of adults in Wisconsin 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: Deaf or serious difficulty hearing

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

Self-care: Difficulty dressing or bathing

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

Disability Healthcare Costs in Wisconsin2

  • About $15.8 BILLION per year, or up to 34% of the state’s healthcare spending
  • About $18,320 per person with a disability
Disability healthcare costs: 34 percent of Wisconsin 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: 2022 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. 2021 Public health rep.