Rate of Disability-Self Care Difficulty

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

This is a map of the United States which depicts rates of self-care difficulty by county.

Map 8. Rate of self-care difficulty in America by county. This map of the United States shows rates of self-care difficulty by county. Rates appear to be higher in the Appalachia region (particularly along the Kentucky-West Virginia border), areas of the South and Puerto Rico, with some concentrated pockets in Maine, New Mexico northern California, and parts of Oregon, Idaho, and upper Michigan. Rates are lowest Alaska, the Rocky Mountain, and the Great Plains regions.

This work is part of the Geography of Disability Project.