Research Progress Report
University of Montana Rural Institute
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.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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.
Seekins, Tom Ph.D. and Rural Institute, University of Montana, "Living Well with a Disability: An Update" (2004). Health and Wellness. Paper 22.