Racial/ethnic group differences in disability persisted even when older adults were excluded from the analyses.
1 in 5 King County adults belongs to the county’s largest minority group – people with disabilities. Membership in this group can change with time and circumstance. Most adults will have a disability at some point in their lives.
Averaging telephone survey data from 2007 through 2011, 23% of King County adults said they were limited by a physical, emotional, or mental problem; or had a health problem that required use of equipment such as a cane, wheelchair, special bed, or special telephone.
- Among adults, disability increased with age.
- Asians, Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders, and Hispanics were less likely than Blacks, American Indians/Alaska Natives, and whites to report disabilities. These differences could not be explained by the relatively younger ages of adults in the first 3 groups.
- Women were more likely than men to report disabling conditions.
- Hispanics who preferred to be interviewed in English were more likely to report disabilities than those whose preferred language was Spanish.
- Alcohol: Notes & Sources
- Childhood Health Risks
- Childhood Health Risks: Notes & Sources
- Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
- Teen Risk & Protection Factors (RPFs)
- Disability: Notes & Sources
- Any Limitations
- Specific Activity Limitations
- Enriching Activities
- Health Insurance
- Infant Mortality
- Obesity / Overweight
- Physical Activity
- Teen Births