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Chartbook on Disability in the U.S.

Section 3: Causes and Costs of Disabilities

Chronic health conditions are the most common reason people have a disability. This section presents the data on the most prevalent chronic health conditions, how much activity limitation is caused by those conditions, and which conditions include the highest percentage of persons with limitations. In addition, there is information on the costs and sources of payment for medical care.entedin this section for estimating the prevalence of mental retardation and mental disorders.

Topic Questions:

3.1. Which chronic health conditions cause activity limitations most often?

3.2. In a year, which conditions causing activity limitations are reported most often?

3.3. How much do people with disabilities spend for medical care?