IG of the Day: Disability Prevalence by State

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From “Disability Characteristics of Income-Based Government Assistance Recipients in the United States: 2011,” published by the U.S. Census.

Nationally, 30.4% of all adult Americans receiving social assistance of one kind of another are classified as having a disability, meaning they have impaired vision, hearing, mobility or cognitive functioning. The numbers for Virginia:

Government assistance recipients: 859,000
Percentage of recipients with disability: 33.4%
Percentage with cognitive difficulty: 15.9%
Percentage with ambulatory difficulty: 20.3%
Percentage with self-care difficulty: 17.4%


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3 responses to “IG of the Day: Disability Prevalence by State”

  1. Peter Galuszka Avatar
    Peter Galuszka

    et’s see. What do West Virginia, Kentucky, Wyoming and (to some extent) Alabama have in common? They are all coal states. See the connect?

  2. larryg Avatar

    hmm… what about Maine and surrounding? This IS curious.

  3. meade.anderson Avatar

    Hmmm, seems to follow degrees of red…

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