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Disability impacts all of us

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    August 27, 2018

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    61 million adults in the United States live with a disability • 26 percent (one in 4) of adults in the United States have some type of disability. • The percentage of people living with disabilities is highest in the South. Percentage of adults with functional disability types: • 13.7 percent of people with a disability have a mobility disability with seriousdifficulty walking or climbing stairs. • 10.8 percent of people with a disability have a cognition disability with serious difficulty concentrating, remembering or making decisions. • 6.8 percent of people with a disability have an independent living disability with difficulty doing errands alone. • 5.9 percent of people with a disability are deaf or have serious difficulty hearing • 4.6 percent of people with a disability have a vision disability with blindness or serious difficulty seeing even when wearing glasses. • 3.6 percent of people with a disability have a self-care disability with difficulty dressing or bathing. Disability and communities. Disability is especially common in these groups, older adults, women and minorites. • 2 in 5 adults age 65 years and older have a disability • 1 in 4 women have a disability. • 2 in 5 non-Hispanic American Indians/ Alaska Natives have a disability. Disability and health. Adults living with disabilities are more likely to be obese, smoke, have heart disease and diabetes: • 38.2 percent of adults with a disability are obese while 26.2 percent of adults without a disability are obese. • 28.2 percent of adults with a disability smoke while 13.4 percent of adults without a disability smoke. • 11.5 percent of adults with a disability have heart disease while 3.8 percent of adults without a disability have heart disease. • 16.3 percent of adults with a disability have diabetes while 7.2 percent of adults with a disability have diabetes. Disability and Health Care Access Health care access barriers for working-age adults include • 1 in 3 adults with disabilities 18 to 44 years do not have a usual health care provider • 1 in 3 adults with disabilities 18 to 44 years have an unmet health care need because of cost in the past year • 1 in 4 adults with disabilities 45 to 64 years did not have a routine check-up in the past year Making a difference. Public health is for all of us. Join CDC and its partners as we work together to improve the health of people living with disabilities. CDC and its partners work together to improve the lives of people with disabilities by: • Promoting healthy living, • Monitoring public health data • Researching and reducing health disparities • Building inclusive health program • Improving access to health care. Brought to you by the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention disabilities_impacts_all_of_us.pdf
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