NCBDDD Publishes MMWR on Prevalence of Disability and Disability Type in the United States

RHA: News & Events

To close out a month of recognition for the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) announces today a new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) report https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6429a2.htm?s_cid=mm6429a2_

that describes the percentage of adults living with disabilities in each state and select functional disability types. NCBDDD’s Division of Human Development and Disability published “Prevalence of Disability and Disability Type Among Adults — United States, 2013”, a report that also presents estimates of disability by select demographic groups. Health officials and other stakeholders invested in the health and wellbeing of people with disabilities can use this information to better understand and address the needs of this population in the United States.

According to the report:

* 1 in 5 adults, or over 53 million people in the United States, has a disability, with state-level estimates ranging from 16.4% in…

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