Rate of Disability-Ambulatory Difficulty

July 2016

This map explores the 2010-2014 ACS 5-year (table S1810) disability estimates by county type (OMB county classifications). For ambulatory difficulty the ACS asks if a respondent has serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs. If they answer “yes” they are classified as having an ambulatory difficulty. This data is for ages 5 and up.

This is a map of the United States which depicts rates of ambulatory difficulty by county.

Map 7. Rate of ambulatory difficulty in America by county. This map of the United States shows rates of ambulatory difficulty by county. Rates appear to be consistently high throughout the Appalachia region, the South, and Puerto Rico, with some concentrated pockets in Maine, the southwest, northern California, and parts of Oregon and Idaho. Rates are lowest in southern California, Alaska, and the Rocky Mountain and the Great Plains regions.

This work is part of the Geography of Disability Project.