Children under 18 with disabilities by region

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Definitions: Percentages are based on the number of children under 18 with disabilities out of the total number of children under 18 in the state or regional population.


According to the US Census Bureau, anyone who reports any of the following six disability types are considered to have a disability:
1. Hearing Difficulty - deaf or having serious difficulty hearing (DEAR).
2. Vision Difficulty - blind or having serious difficulty seeing, even when wearing glasses (DEYE).
3. Cognitive difficulty - because of a physical, mental, or emotional problem, having difficulty remembering, concentrating, or making decisions (DREM).
4. Ambulatory difficulty - having serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs (DPHY).
5. Self-care difficulty - having difficulty bathing or dressing (DDRS).
6. Independent living difficulty - because of a physical, mental, or emotional problem, having difficulty doing errands alone such as visiting a doctor's office or shopping (DOUT).
Source: https://www.census.gov/topics/health/disability/guidance/data-collection-acs.html

Data Source: American Community Survey 5-year estimates for 2009-2013, 2010-2014, 2011-2015 & 2012-2016;
Table B18101: SEX BY AGE BY DISABILITY STATUS - Universe: Civilian noninstitutionalized population

Footnotes: Updated April 2018