Disability Statistics

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Source: Council For Disability Awareness, Cornell University
Research Date: 7.8.2014
US Disability StatisticsData
Percent of US population who are disabled12 %
State with the highest percentage of disabled – West Virginia19.1 %
State with the lowest percentage of disabled – Utah8.9 %
Average SSDI monthly disability benefit check$1,065
Percent of disabling accidents that are work related5 %
Percent of private sector workers who have no disability insurance67 %
Percent of disabilities are caused by illnesses rather than accidents95 %
Average monthly premium for disability insurance (age 30-40)$45.16
Average length of a long-term disability claim31.2 %
Leading Causes of Long Term Disability 
Musculoskeletal / connective tissue disorders27.5 %
Cancer14.6 %
Injuries and poisoning10.3 %
Cardiovascular / circulatory disorders9.1 %
Mental disorders9.1 %
Percent of Americans Who Reported The Following Disability 
Visual Disability2.1 %
Hearing Disability3.4 %
Ambulatory Disability6.9 %
Cognitive Disability4.8 %
Self Care Disability2.6 %
Independent Living Disability5.4 %
Demographics of Disabled Persons 
Male11.6 %
Females12.3 %
Ethnicity 
White12.3 %
Black13.6 %
Native American16.2 %
Asian6.6 %
Hispanic8.3 %
Age 
4 and under0.7 %
5 – 155.1 %
16 – 205.5 %
21 – 6410.4 %
65 – 7426 %
75 +50.8 %
Education Level 
Percent of people at the following education level who reported having a disability
Less than high school11.3 %
High school diploma17.5 %
Some college / associates degree11.8 %
Bachelors degree or higher7.1 %
Definition of a disability is based on the following disabilities; Hearing, Visual, Cognitive, Ambulatory, Self-Care, Independent Living.
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Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: April 5, 2017

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