[nfbwatlk] FW: National Disability Employment Awareness Month Statistics

Prows, Bennett (HHS/OCR) Bennett.Prows at HHS.GOV
Wed Oct 12 08:55:37 CDT 2011


Hey,

Those statistics are interesting.  But I read with fascination the first few sentences, "In the U.S. 54 million people have a disability
*	Of that, 12.3% are women, compared to 11.6 % of men"  

What are the rest?  (smile.)

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Subject: National Disability Employment Awareness Month Statistics

 


The Bureau of the Census has complied a series of statistics for National Disability Employment Awareness Month regarding individuals with disabilities. These include:

 

*	In the U.S. 54 million people have a disability
*	Of that, 12.3% are women, compared to 11.6 % of men 
*	West Virginia has the highest percentage of people with a disability at 18.8% of the population
*	Utah has the lowest percentage of people with a disability at 8.9% of the population 
*	Difficulty hearing is experienced by 10.2 million people, 5.8 million of these are 65 or older 
*	Visual difficulties account for 6.5 million people
*	Approximately 13.5 million people have trouble concentrating or making decisions, 2.1 million of these are 5 to 17 years of age
*	Roughly $35.3 billion has been received by veterans for service connected disabilities for 2008
*	Around 21% of the population ages 16 and older with a disability are below the poverty level 
*	Nearly 72% of disabled people 16 and older are not in the work force  

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