Disability

Definition: Percent of adults who reported activity limitations due to physical, mental or emotional problems.

Importance
The chance of having a disability goes up with age, from less than 10% for people 15 years of age or younger to almost 75% for 80 or older. In the United States, 1 in 5 people have at least one disability.

Where We Are
In 2013, 16.1% of adults in Douglas County reported activity limitations due to physical, mental or emotional problems. The percent in Douglas County was lower than the State of Kansas and the U.S. in 2013.

Health Disparities
Among adults in Douglas County in 2013:
  • Those individuals age 45 and older were more likely to have activity limitations due to physical, mental or emotional problems.
Healthy People 2020 Goal
Not available.

Additional Information
By finding support within your community, you can learn more about resources available to meet the needs of families and people with disabilities. This can help increase confidence, enhance quality of life, and assist in meeting the needs of family members.
Disability Trend Analysis
Disability Disparity Analysis