Disability in the U.S.

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Statista dossier about disability in the United States

This dossier presents key facts and figures about disability in the U.S. It includes figures on the prevalence of various disabilities by state, as well as breakdowns by age and data on employment and behaviors of those with disabilities.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Share of people in the U.S. with disabilities from 2008 to 2017

    • Share of people with a disability in the U.S. as of 2016, by age

    • Age distribution of disability in the U.S. as of 2016

    • Projected number of disabled people enrolled in Medicaid in the U.S. 2016-2026

    • Number of disabled 3-21 year olds in the U.S. in 2015/16, by disability

    • Number of disabled 3 to 21 year olds in the U.S. from 1990-2016

    • U.S. veterans by disability status 2017

  • 2. Disability types
    • Share of people in the U.S. with disabilities from 2008 to 2016, by type

    • Share of people with a hearing disability in the U.S. as of 2016, by age

    • Share of people with a cognitive disability in the U.S. as of 2016, by age

    • Share of people with an ambulatory disability in the U.S. as of 2016, by age

    • Share of people with a self-care disability in the U.S. as of 2016, by age

    • Share of people with a vision disability in the U.S. as of 2016, by age

    • Individuals with a visual disability in the U.S. 2017, by age

  • 3. States
    • Share of people in the U.S. with a disability as of 2017, by state

    • Share of people in the U.S. with a hearing disability as of 2017, by state

    • Share of people in the U.S. with a vision disability as of 2017, by state

    • Share of people in the U.S. with a cognitive disability as of 2017, by state

    • Share of people in the U.S. with an ambulatory disability as of 2017, by state

    • Share of people in the U.S. with a self-care disability as of 2017, by state

    • Medicaid - number of disabled enrolled by state 2014

  • 4. Miscellaneous
    • Employment rate among U.S. adults with disabilities from 2008 to 2017

    • Employment rate among U.S. adults with disabilities in 2016, by disability type

    • Share of people in the U.S. with a visual disability who were employed 2017

    • Share of people in the U.S. with disabilities who smoked from 2009 to 2016

    • Share of people in the U.S. with disabilities who were obese from 2009 to 2016

    • Share of people in the U.S. with disabilities who binge drank from 2009 to 2016

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