In 2013, every 1 in 5 Americans suffered from some form of disability. Alabama had the highest rates — 1 in 3 people, or 31.5%, while Minnesota had the lowest rates — 1 in 6 people, or 16.4%.
Disability statistics show that people with disabilities battle not only their bodies and minds, but they need to overcome social and environmental difficulties as well.
The term disability covers various types of impairments, different limitations, and restrictions in participating in different activities. Disability can affect a person’s body, their mind, or in some cases, both. This functional impairment can be mental, cognitive, intellectual, sensory, developmental, physical, or a mixture of these.
In this article, we will take a look at the 10 most intriguing disability facts in America.
Top 10 Facts and Statistics About Disability:
- More than 25 million Americans have disabilities that restrain them from traveling.
- Disabled people earn less than 70% of the average paycheck of people without disabilities.
- Close to 6.5 million people in the US suffer from some form of intellectual disability.
- It’s estimated that 80% of all people with intellectual disabilities live in countries with low income.
- Only 46% of adults of working age with a learning disability have a job, as the latest learning disability statistics report.
- There are over 4 million children with at least one learning disability in the US.
- Approximately 15% of people around the world have some form of disability.
- Just 45 countries around the world have anti-discrimination laws that protect disabled people.
- In seven years there were more than 250,000 filed complaints about disability-related discrimination in the workplace.
- 80% of children with ASD showed improvement after using CBD oil.
What is more, the aim of these disability statistics is to show the disability prevalence and (unfortunately) how common it is. Having accepted the above facts, perhaps society could take it in its stride to make some improvements regarding the public attitude, laws, and rules, as well as health services.