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Disability Statistics

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Source: Council For Disability Awareness, Cornell University
Research Date: 7.8.2014
US Disability Statistics Data
Percent of US population who are disabled 12 %
State with the highest percentage of disabled – West Virginia 19.1 %
State with the lowest percentage of disabled – Utah 8.9 %
Average SSDI monthly disability benefit check $1,065
Percent of disabling accidents that are work related 5 %
Percent of private sector workers who have no disability insurance 67 %
Percent of disabilities are caused by illnesses rather than accidents 95 %
Average monthly premium for disability insurance (age 30-40) $45.16
Average length of a long-term disability claim 31.2 %
Leading Causes of Long Term Disability  
Musculoskeletal / connective tissue disorders 27.5 %
Cancer 14.6 %
Injuries and poisoning 10.3 %
Cardiovascular / circulatory disorders 9.1 %
Mental disorders 9.1 %
Percent of Americans Who Reported The Following Disability  
Visual Disability 2.1 %
Hearing Disability 3.4 %
Ambulatory Disability 6.9 %
Cognitive Disability 4.8 %
Self Care Disability 2.6 %
Independent Living Disability 5.4 %
Demographics of Disabled Persons  
Male 11.6 %
Females 12.3 %
Ethnicity  
White 12.3 %
Black 13.6 %
Native American 16.2 %
Asian 6.6 %
Hispanic 8.3 %
Age  
4 and under 0.7 %
5 – 15 5.1 %
16 – 20 5.5 %
21 – 64 10.4 %
65 – 74 26 %
75 + 50.8 %
Education Level  
Percent of people at the following education level who reported having a disability
Less than high school 11.3 %
High school diploma 17.5 %
Some college / associates degree 11.8 %
Bachelors degree or higher 7.1 %
Definition of a disability is based on the following disabilities; Hearing, Visual, Cognitive, Ambulatory, Self-Care, Independent Living.
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Source: Statistic Brain Research Institute (Online / Direct Response Mail)
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 5, 2016

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