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Did You Know?

Did You Know? is a weekly feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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July 20, 2018

  • According to 2016 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data, almost 25% of American adults are living with a disability.
  • Adults with disabilities face significant health disparities compared to adults without disabilities, including a threefold greater risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer.
  • Health professionals, researchers, and policy makers can find state and national level data on 30 different health topics and behaviors—including physical activity, smoking, obesity, flu vaccination, cancer screenings, and more—using CDC’s Disability and Health Data System.

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