A  A  A   Print
Statistics of DisabilityEstadísticas de las Discapacidades

Statistics of Disability

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, a person has a disability when he or she has difficulty with any of the following:

  • Normal body functions, such as seeing, hearing, talking, or walking

  • Activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing or dressing

  • Certain expected roles, such as doing housework, schoolwork, or working at a job

  • Performing usual activities, such as driving or taking a bus

Statistics related to disability

  • Approximately 74.6 million people in the US have some type of disability, with physical, sensory, mental, and self-care effects ranging from mild to severe.

  • Nearly 62 percent of persons over age 65 (or18 million people) have some level of disability.

  • Annually, about 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke.¬†In the U.S. a person normally suffers a stroke every 40 seconds.

  • Approximately 5.3 million Americans live with a long term disability as a result of traumatic brain injury (TBI).

  • There are about 200,000 people in the United States with spinal cord injuries or dysfunction.

 
Today's Interactive Tools

The third-party content provided in the Health Library of phoebeputney.com is for informational purposes only and is not designed to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, or replace the professional medical advice you receive from your physician. If you or your child has or suspect you may have a health problem, please consult your primary care physician. If you or your child may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 or other emergency health care provider immediately in the United States or the appropriate health agency of your country. For more information regarding site usage, please visit: Privacy Information, Terms of Use or Disclaimer.

Follow us online:

© 2014 Phoebe Putney Health System  |  417 Third Avenue, Albany, Georgia 31701  |  Telephone 877.312.1167

Phoebe Putney Health System is a network of hospitals, family medicine clinics, rehab facilities, auxiliary services, and medical education training facilities. Founded in 1911,
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital (the flagship hospital) is one of Georgia's largest comprehensive regional medical centers. From the beginning, Phoebe's mission and vision
has been to bring the finest medical talent and technology to the citizens of Southwest Georgia, and to serve all citizens of the community regardless of ability to pay.