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Chartbook on Disability in the U.S.

Table of Contents

The Chartbook on Disability in the U.S. is available in PDF format. The Table of Contents has been provided so that you can browse through the topics covered in this chartbook. Some, but not all, of the chartbook pages are accessible from the contents below.

Foreword by Katherine D. Seelman


Preface - a guide on how to use the chartbook pages

Introduction - the purpose of this chartbook

Section 1: Prevalence of Disabilities

1.1. How many people have a disability?

1.2. How many people are severely limited in physical functions?

1.3. How many people need assistance in daily activities?

1.4. How many people have mental retardation?

1.5. How many people have a mental disorder?

Section 2: Characteristics of People with Disabilities

2.1. Where do people with activity limitations live?

2.2. How many people use assistive technology devices?

2.3. How many people use home accessibility features?

2.4. How do activity limitations change with age?

2.5. How do the levels of disabilities change with age?

2.6. How does activity limitation differ for males and females?

2.7. How do disability rates differ for males and females?

2.8. How does disability differ for races and ethnicities?

2.9. How does the need for assistance differ by race or ethnicity?

2.10. How do activity limitations differ by family income?

2.11. How do functional limitations differ by income?

2.12. How do activity limitations differ by educational level?

2.13. How does the need for assistance differ with educational level?

Section 3: Causes of Disabilities

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?

Section 4: Disability, the Elderly, and Children

4.1. How many elderly persons have disabilities?

4.2. How many older people need assistance with activities of daily living?

4.3. How many children have limitations in activity?

4.4. What are the differences in race and income for children with limitations?

4.5. How many children and youth receive special education?

4.6. Where do children and youth receive special education?

Section 5: Work and Disabilities

5.1. How many people are considered to be work disabled?

5.2. How many work disabled persons are in the labor force?

5.3. How many work disabled persons are working full time?

5.4. How has the number of disabled people in the labor force changed over time?

5.5. How do the states differ in numbers of people with work disabilities?

5.6. How many persons have a severe work disability?

5.7. How many people are limited or unable to work because of a health condition?

5.8. What chronic health conditions are the most frequent causes of work limitation?

5.9. How do occupational injuries and illnesses affect work disability?

5.10. What are the earnings of someone with a work disability?

5.11. How many people with disabilities does the Vocational Rehabilitation system help?

Appendices - list of the various appendices to the chartbook

Glossary - terms used in the chartbook

Bibliography - websites and print resources

Surveys - descriptions of the surveys and data sets used to compile this chartbook

Credits - copyright information

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