Document Type

Research Progress Report

Publisher

University of Montana Rural Institute

Publication Date

2-2004

Abstract

As many as one of every five Americans has a disability or chronic health condition. In rural areas, that proportion (23%) is even higher. As the U.S. population ages, the numbers of people with disability and chronic conditions will predictably increase, which accounts for a growing national interest in the health and wellness of individuals with disabilities. While composing about 20% of the population, individuals with disabilities account for nearly half of all medical expenditures.

Rights

© 2004 RTC:Rural.

Granting Agency

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Acknowledgement

Our research is supported by grant #R04/CCR818823-01 from the Centers for Disease Control. Opinions expressed are the author’s and are not necessarily those of the funding agency.

Project Number

R04/CCR818823-01

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