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Health and Disability Statistics
Guides to Using Data
The terminology and concepts used in statistical analysis are familiar to researchers, but may be unfamiliar to lay people. Advocates in the disability community and scholars in disability studies bring an understanding of the social values that underlie the way "disability" is defined in the major surveys. All can benefit from an understanding of how social definitions of disability shape the way it is measured and the methods and terms used in measurement. From The Disability Statistics Center.
Center for Personal Assistance Services
The Center for Personal Assistance Services has compiled state and national
data on the prevalence of overall disability and of self-care difficulty, by
gender, age, race and ethnicity, type of disability, family income, benefit
recipiency, employment status, and living arrangement.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
Labor force, employment, and unemployment statistics for persons with or without a disability
Access comprehensive, up-to-date U.S. disability statistics via graphs &
charts, tables, and written descriptions. Currently, all statistics are
estimated by Cornell University using the Census Bureau's Current Population
Survey - Annual Demographic Supplement.
- National Center for Education Statistics
The Center is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
- Disability Statistics Center - UCSF
The Disability Statistics Center produces and disseminates policy-relevant
statistical information on the demographics and status of people with
disabilities in American society. The Center's work focuses on how that
status is changing over time with regard to employment, access to
technology, health care, community-based services, and other aspects of
independent living and participation in society.
Center for Disability Information Data Tables
The Disability Data Tables contained in this site were obtained from various
sources (referenced with each table). They are organized and maintained by the
International Center for Disability Information (ICDI).
- Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
MEPS is the third (and most recent) in a series of national probability
surveys conducted by AHRQ on the financing and utilization of medical care in
the United States.
National Center for Health Statistics
Part of the CDC, the mission
of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is to provide statistical
information that will guide actions and policies to improve the health of the
American people. As the Nation's principal health statistics agency, NCHS
leads the way with accurate, relevant, and timely data.
- National Organization on Disability (N.O.D.)
Provides timely survey research data on the participation of people with disabilities in American life.
- Research & Training Center on Community Living
Annual surveys of states to assess residential services, analysis of the National Health Interview Survey findings to learn about people with disabilities living in their own or family homes, and periodic specialized analysis of other data sets. Many common questions about who, how many and where can be found in the published reports posted on this part of the RTC web site.
- Health and well-being (youth)
Children’s and youths’ health, chronic health conditions, disability, and limitations in day-to-day activities. Activity limitations include hearing, vision, communication and speaking, mobility, dexterity, learning, developmental, emotional, or psychological conditions.
U.S. Census Bureau
United Nations Statistics Division - Human functioning and disability
The United Nations Statistics Division has initiated a
systematic and regular collection of basic statistics on human functioning and
disability by introducing a disability statistics questionnaire (PDF 76 KB) to
the existing Demographic Yearbook data collection system. The United Nations
Statistics Division is currently testing the disability questionnaire and
developing tabulation and dissemination plans.
- United States Department of Labor Disability Statistics
Provides limited data on employment of people with disabilities.
The WHO Statistical Information System is the guide to health and
health-related epidemiological and statistical information available from the
World Health Organization. Most WHO technical programs make statistical
information available, and they will be linked from here. You also have the
possibility to search by keywords within the WHOSIS or throughout the entire
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