Section 1: Prevalence of Disability Among Working-age People
1.5. How do the states differ in the numbers of people with a work disability?
With the exception of Maine and Oregon, the states with the highest percentage of people with a work disability are in the southern United States. The eight states with the highest percentage of working age persons with disabilities are ranked as follows:
The five states with the lowest proportions of work disabilities are the following:
The highest rates of work disability are concentrated in the South.
Figure 5: Map showing rates of work disability, by state
Source: LaPlante & Cyril (1993), Disability Statistics Abstract #6, Table 1.
Surveys: U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1990.