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Figure A-2. U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population 5 years old and older, by disability status and age: 2006

Figure Updated: December 2008

Figure A-2. U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population 5 years old and older, by disability status and age: 2006.

SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2003 American Community Survey Summary Tables, http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/disability/2006acs.html external link..

Persons with disabilities are a higher percentage of the older U.S. population than of younger age groups.

  • Eighteen percent of the U.S. population ages 5 years and older have some disability.
  • Forty-one percent of those ages 65 years and older have disabilities, compared with 6% of those ages 5–15, 7% of those ages 16–20, and 13% of the working age (21–64) population.

Related Information

Table A-3. U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population 5 years old and older, by disability status, type of disability, sex, and age: 2006

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