May 17, 2022

Online Reference Resource: “2016 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium” (U.S.)

The Annual Disability Statistics Compendium is published by the Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire.

From the Website’s FAQ:

The mission of the Annual Disability Statistics Compendium is to make disability statistics easier to find and use. The Compendium gathers the most recent national statistics on people with disabilities from various federal programs and agencies. The Compendium provides current statistics and time trends related to the prevalence of disabilities as well as key indicators on employment, health, community living, and other outcomes of importance in monitoring the well-being of individuals with disabilities. A series of tables are presented with counts and percentages of people with disabilities in various programs or policy relevant groups. All of the statistics in the Compendium can be found online.


The Annual Disability Statistics Compendium draws upon a variety of data sources including national surveys such as the American Community Survey, Current Population Survey, and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System; annual reports such as the Annual Statistical Report and Annual Statistical Supplement from the Social Security Administration; websites from the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Special Education Programs, Rehabilitation Services Administration, and Bureau of Labor Statistics; and publications on topics including healthcare costs, federal expenditures, and international disability and work statistics.

Direct to Annual Disability Statistics Compendium

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