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• 61 million U.S. adults – about 1 in 4 – have a disability that impacts a major part of their life • The most common disability type, mobility, affects 1 in 7 adults. • The most common type of disability in younger adults is cognitive disability • After mobility disability, the next most common disability types were cognition, independent living, hearing, vision and self-care. • Women and non-Hispanic American Indians/Alaska Natives are more likely to have disabilities. • Adults living in the South Census region of the United States are more likely to have a disability, the report found. • The percentage of adults with disability increased as income decreased. • Mobility disability is nearly five times as common for 45- to 64-year olds living below the poverty level compared to those whose income is twice the poverty level • In general adults 65 years and older with disabilities are more likely to have health insurance coverage, a primary doctor, and receive a routine health checkup during the previous 12 months, compared to middle-aged and younger adults with disabilities. For more on this research, please click on read more.

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