Friday, July 31, 2015

CDC: 1-in-5 Adults Have a Disability

One in five American adults have at least one kind of disability, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Thursday.The study, drawn from 2013 data, says 53 million Americans have a disability.
“We know disability types and related challenges can vary,” said Elizabeth Courtney-Long, a health scientist with CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. “In order to understand and address their needs, we need to understand their diverse circumstances. This report provides a snapshot into that.”

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