Disability and Health in the United States

July 29, 2008

Disability and Health in the United States, examines health-related differences between disabled and non-disabled noninstutionalized adults aged 18 years and over. During 2001-2005, almost 30 percent of noninstutionalized adults U.S population (approximately 62 million people) had basic actions difficulty, as indicated by reporting at least some basic difficulty with basic movement or sensory, cognitive, or emotional difficulties. More than one-fifth of the institutionalized adult population reported difficulty with basic movement actions such as walking, bending, reaching overhead, or using their fingers to grasp something. You can read more on disability in the U.S. here.