NEW Disability State Profiles Online: How Does Your State Measure Up?

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NCBDDD is very excited to share with you the Disability and Health State Profiles (including data from the 2013 & 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Data – BRFSS). These state profiles include the following:

  • Disability health information by state (physical activity, hypertension, smoking, and obesity),
  • Disability-associated health care expenditures by state, and
  • Percentage of adults with select functional disability types*.

NCBDDD supports national partners and state health departments to include adults with disabilities in disease prevention, health promotion, and emergency response activities, while working to remove barriers to health care and improve access to routine preventive services.

States play an important role in making sure that adults with disabilities have access to the resources they need to stay healthy. They can monitor differences in health between people with and without disabilities, include adults with disabilities in disease prevention and health promotion programs, and implement programs for people with specific functional limitations.

These fact sheets compare national disability estimates to state-level data. You can use this information to learn more about the percentages and characteristics of adults with disabilities in your state.

Click here to see a snapshot of disability in your state! Note: PDF documents include graphics and can be printed. The web versions are in table form without graphics.

*In 2013 and 2014, the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) did not ask participants about deafness or serious difficulty hearing; however, BRFSS began collecting this information in 2016.

 


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