Minorities with Disabilities Report Poorer Health
The CDC called for development of specific strategies to reduce these racial disparities and improve the health of people within each group.
Overall, adults with a disability were less likely to report excellent or very good health (27.2 percent vs. 60.2 percent), and were more likely to report being in fair or poor health (40.3 percent vs. 9.9 percent), when compared to people without a disability, according to the report.
Reports of fair or poor health among disabled adults were more common among Hispanics and American Indians/Alaskan Natives (55.2 percent and 50.5 percent, respectively) and least common among Asians (about 25 percent).
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