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Americans with Disabilities: 2002 - Table 5

Table 5. Disability Status, Employment, and Annual Earnings: Individuals 21 to 64 Years Old: 2002
(June-September 2002 data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation)


Characteristic   Total     Employed   Median earings
  (dollars)  
Mean earings
  (dollars)  
Number 90-
percent
C.I. (±)
Number 90-
percent
C.I. (±)
Percent 90-
percent
C.I. (±)
Value 90-
percent
C.I. (±)
Value 90-
percent
C.I. (±)
Both sexes164,3621,326136,7141,33683.20.524,16031531,840532
Disability Status 
With a disability25,59775914,31357955.91.517,15090923,0341,014
  Severe16,8926267,17741542.51.912,7811,08418,3631,228
    Covered by Medicare, received Supplemental
     Security Income, or received Social Security
7,3454201,02215813.92.03,6853,5665,9341,222
      Covered by Medicare3,70730042010211.32.63,3755,6724,6501,070
      Received SSI3,5392943809710.72.63,0196,0944,8531,717
      Received Social Security4,77234076713716.12.63,8704,0676,1781,436
    Not covered by Medicare and did not receive
     Supplemental Security Income
10,6255026,46039560.82.414,5141,29719,8611,329
      Received Social Security1,0791633048728.26.84,7966,0768,4373,141
        Prevented from working668128764311.46.13,15213,5345,6924,186
        Not prevented from working4111012297555.612.25,4546,6999,3473,902
      Did not receive Social Security9,5464776,15638564.52.415,0001,37320,4261,376
        Prevented from working3,00427170213123.43.87,2003,3509,6942,425
        Not prevented from working6,5423975,45436383.42.316,4551,47221,8071,498
  Not severe8,7054567,13641482.02.021,9801,33327,7331,571
    Received Social Security5351152137239.810.58,4645,45512,4453,403
    Did not receive Social Security8,1704426,92340884.72.022,3361,36428,2041,608
No disability138,7661,337122,4011,32188.20.425,04634132,870581
  Received Social Security3,122276126917740.64.49,0412,09813,5092,072
  Did not receive Social Security135,6431,335121,1321,31989.30.425,22834433,077586
Seeing/Hearing/Speaking 
Difficulty seeing words/letters3,8693072,14022955.34.015,8842,34722,1062,219
  Severe8001403849748.08.815,8425,54022,1895,303
  Not severe3,0692741,75520757.24.415,9512,59322,0882,443
Difficulty hearing normal conversation3,5132932,39224268.13.923,0162,34427,2692,300
  Severe4281032948568.611.123,3016,74024,0895,953
  Not severe3,0842742,09822768.04.222,8722,49927,7142,483
Difficulty having speech understood1,51219368313045.26.413,8963,81820,2184,654
  Severe361941446039.912.817,0209,04720,7508,640
  Not severe1,15116853911546.97.313,1064,05320,0765,427
Walking/Using Stairs 
Difficulty walking9,9244864,05131440.82.514,0001,58019,9111,923
  Severe4,6613361,38518429.73.312,0082,31716,2592,448
  Not severe5,2623572,66625550.73.415,5682,10021,8092,614
Difficulty climbing stairs9,8334843,99031240.62.514,4001,63720,6162,078
  Severe2,79826179114028.34.213,1283,35218,1043,450
  Not severe7,0354113,19827945.52.915,0021,90521,2382,444
Difficulty lifting and carrying 10 pounds7,4894243,03627240.52.812,9271,68518,4952,081
  Severe3,3312851,06816232.14.010,1602,23216,7852,938
  Not severe4,1583181,96721947.33.814,8322,40219,4242,781
Difficulty grasping objects3,6482981,63420044.84.113,6862,43219,3122,650
  Severe322891405943.513.75,6198,45914,5418,426
  Not severe3,3262851,49419144.94.314,5282,69919,7592,782
Difficulty moving a large chair (X)11,1305145,20135546.72.314,5281,44720,3921,738
  Severe4,7483392,73925957.73.616,1212,07521,5452,038
  Not severe6,3823922,46324538.63.012,9271,87119,1102,882
Difficulty standing for long periods (X)11,2745174,97334744.12.316,1401,54022,5731,880
Difficulty sitting for long periods (X)5,9133782,53124942.83.215,5682,15520,0681,970
Difficulty crouching (X)12,9595536,50639650.22.217,8121,34923,6751,627
Difficulty reaching overhead (X)5,5713672,29723741.23.315,1812,26419,7461,869
Activities of Daily Living 
With an ADL limitation3,8143051,32818134.83.813,1282,58717,6752,373
  Needs personal assistance1,95721956611828.95.19,9022,99017,4563,718
  Does not need personal assistance1,85721376213741.15.714,3453,73217,8383,078
Difficulty getting around inside1,61319946410728.75.68,7043,62014,1053,469
  Needs personal assistance7871392137227.07.97,6505,86312,7495,174
  Does not need personal assistance8251422517930.48.013,5046,12415,2564,646
Difficulty getting in or out of bed or a chair2,59925287614733.74.611,5602,80517,5533,145
  Needs personal assistance1,2591763459227.46.28,9534,10117,0984,843
  Does not need personal assistance1,34018153111439.76.612,9004,02017,8494,124
Difficulty taking a bath or shower2,03122356011727.64.910,6363,22816,8963,542
  Needs personal assistance1,2541753008623.96.08,8144,45816,6555,389
  Does not need personal assistance7771382618033.68.413,3205,92717,1724,426
Difficulty dressing1,69420454611632.25.69,6953,03116,7553,448
  Needs personal assistance1,0641622918527.46.89,0004,44516,5725,182
  Does not need personal assistance6301242557940.59.713,1865,92916,9634,418
Difficulty eating7741381686421.77.414,8208,20915,8984,779
  Needs personal assistance37696633916.89.614,82013,38615,0187,948
  Does not need personal assistance398991055126.411.014,85010,41416,4295,963
Difficulty getting to/using the toilet1,0661623138829.46.911,3414,60116,2744,178
  Needs personal assistance6751291776626.38.48,8005,79916,0515,968
  Does not need personal assistance391981365834.712.012,7007,82516,5655,661
Instrumental Activities of Daily Living 
With an IADL limitation6,1663862,05122433.33.011,3411,79917,3452,151
  Needs personal assistance4,6213351,41918730.73.48,9532,08715,2162,518
  Does not need personal assistance1,54519563112540.96.215,8624,05221,2903,886
Difficulty going outside the home alone3,8113051,01115826.53.69,3512,30615,1912,724
  Needs personal assistance2,85926471813325.14.08,9402,84514,4213,318
  Does not need personal assistance9521532928530.77.413,5045,67217,0844,673
Difficulty keeping track of money/bills2,09222661912329.65.07,4343,49811,8272,647
  Needs personal assistance1,75420750311128.75.46,0104,33810,8172,865
  Does not need personal assistance339911165434.412.815,50810,04816,1936,356
Difficulty preparing meals2,18323153911524.74.68,9533,28014,4663,856
  Needs personal assistance1,77920942210223.75.09,0183,68415,6084,747
  Does not need personal assistance4041001175428.911.26,6648,56210,3474,240
Difficulty doing light housework3,16627885214526.93.910,3002,53417,6943,559
  Needs personal assistance2,31123855211723.94.49,6003,04316,6764,203
  Does not need personal assistance8551453008635.18.113,5195,60319,5646,473
Difficulty taking prescription medicines1,72820646710727.05.38,3443,72614,7923,817
  Needs personal assistance1,3861843128822.55.66,6905,23213,2244,574
  Does not need personal assistance342921556245.413.414,2888,23717,9446,725
Difficulty using the telephone1,01315841610141.07.717,7155,33923,1435,346
  Unable to use ordinary phone393981415935.812.021,9449,49423,9489,498
  Able to use ordinary phone6201242758244.39.915,8626,54922,7316,454
Use of Ambulatory Aids 
Used a wheelchair1,0641623148829.56.916,6706,14222,6956,971
Used a cane/crutches/walker3,3922881,18117034.84.115,7803,15920,6032,995
Mental 
With a disability8,8974614,19931947.22.613,7711,52619,5281,781
With one or more selected conditions5,0373492,31323845.93.514,5942,17920,5112,323
  A learning disability2,3232381,34518257.95.115,4132,95522,2542,996
  Mental retardation9201502758229.97.54,6506,4607,6962,793
  Alzheimers, senility, or dementia6571272147332.69.113,9006,82319,80610,138
  Other mental/emotional condition2,32323883014335.74.914,5183,61918,0683,411
With one or more selected symptoms (Y)5,5793672,37824142.63.311,5141,69616,9072,259
  Frequently depressed or anxious4,8123422,06222542.83.511,5141,82116,5752,348
  Trouble getting along with others1,59119856911835.86.011,2723,39315,8473,362
  Trouble concentrating2,82826394615233.44.49,8502,30114,2952,811
  Trouble coping with stress3,7613031,53619440.84.012,0242,20416,8462,957
Difficulty keeping track of money/bills2,09222661912329.65.07,4343,49811,8272,647
Working at a Job 
Has experienced employment problems related
 to disability (X)
18,2896507,52642541.21.8126581048182041388
Has had difficulty remaining employed or
 finding a job
11,2265163,28628329.32.180341444122421186
Limited in kind or amount of work that can
 be done (X)
16,6166226,45239438.81.9127461140185771571
  Prevented from working at a job (X)10,8775081,39218512.81.66780246094341548
  Not prevented from working at a job (X)5,7393725,06135088.22.1152881523210911923
Disability Domains 
With a disability in one domain15,1015949,26047061.32.018,3001,13324,2491,290
  Communication1,8212111,65820291.03.325,9142,97632,0973,323
  Physical10,3024955,76837356.02.417,3071,43022,8981,651
  Mental2,9782701,83521261.64.416,1522,53521,4072,355
With a disability in two domains7,8914354,06131451.52.815,3641,69921,8531,890
  Communication and physical3,4552902,20023263.74.118,3532,32524,0892,233
  Communication and mental4411042397754.311.816,5047,02126,1749,898
  Physical and mental3,9953121,62219940.63.911,5142,05318,1843,278
With a disability in three domains2,09022666412831.85.18,5203,07613,4442,664
Domain(s) not identified5141123279063.710.518,4926,03922,7706,243
No disability138,7661,337122,4011,32188.20.425,04634132,870581
Perceived Health Status 
All disability statuses164,3621,326136,7141,33683.20.524,16031531,840532
  Excellent51,0051,01845,67997489.60.726,85057635,668988
  Very good56,0681,05649,5071,00688.30.725,77854232,629725
  Good39,82292032,83384782.40.921,20061527,795905
  Fair12,3035397,14541558.12.216,5001,28524,0804,474
  Poor5,1643541,55019530.03.29,6001,81615,3122,431
No disability140,6011,337124,0751,32488.20.425,04634132,870581
  Excellent49,2211,00444,20996189.80.727,00558635,8751,014
  Very good52,5541,03046,77598489.00.725,95656032,873751
  Good32,16884027,69678686.11.021,90467728,6751,031
  Fair4,4333283,46529178.23.118,4871,85528,9988,984
  Poor390982567965.611.912,6905,69919,5466,107
Disability, not severe8,8834617,28141882.02.021,9801,33327,7331,571
  Excellent1,00915789414888.65.025,7504,03432,3624,532
  Very good2,0052221,72920686.33.825,3072,88030,6983,309
  Good3,5402942,97226984.03.120,5002,03426,1132,189
  Fair1,9212171,41218673.55.019,7002,92724,9863,895
  Poor230751285655.716.316,0429,59823,28712,691
Severe disability17,1736317,29841942.51.912,7811,08418,3631,228
  Excellent77613857611974.37.818,1884,54424,9304,941
  Very good1,5091921,00315766.56.019,1803,45724,5494,544
  Good4,1133162,16423052.63.914,3162,21018,8402,088
  Fair5,9503792,26723638.13.110,8051,63015,9981,828
  Poor4,5443321,16616925.73.28,4562,33513,5062,534
Conditions Reported as the Cause or One of the
Causes of Activity Limitations or Fair/Poor Health
 
Alcohol or drug problem19369974950.217.98,4378,12215,2069,227
AIDS or AIDS-related condition10451292728.221.922,00020,79828,16611,719
Arthritis or rheumatism5,6233693,24828157.83.318,0001,91023,8112,083
Back or spine problems8,0944404,96534761.32.717,8251,54427,0666,331
Blindness or vision problem1,02915964212662.47.519,3774,33227,8945,162
Broken bone/fracture89914965712773.17.319,5444,29223,7824,382
Cancer88914848110954.28.317,5804,95925,7188,054
Cerebral palsy15061543736.219.48,25011,01011,2599,344
Deafness or hearing problem1,5661961,34018185.64.425,2683,27031,6843,636
Diabetes2,2562351,12516649.95.215,6003,23423,4924,588
Epilepsy313881466046.614.06,7327,62518,48411,153
Head or spinal cord injury4941102117242.711.118,2487,51618,7505,257
Heart trouble or hardening of arteries2,04022486614642.55.417,5953,69823,0093,759
Hernia or rupture365952628071.611.717,2896,71223,3546,980
High blood pressure1,9542191,05116153.85.618,0003,35923,5503,293
Kidney problems400991596339.812.112,6847,21716,6585,803
Learning disability341921365839.713.29,8506,07513,2185,034
Lung or respiratory problems1,73820685014548.96.015,0363,70319,6784,999
Mental or emotional problems1,65420147210828.55.58,3833,69413,6273,424
Mental retardation4621071606334.711.03,3559,1966,2873,904
Missing legs, arms, feet, hands, or fingers215731035047.716.922,62811,23129,43416,129
Paralysis21272503523.414.425,15016,94328,26315,717
Senility, dementia, Alzheimers61391620(B)(NA)(NA)(NA)(NA)(NA)
Speech disorder69414634(B)(NA)(NA)(NA)(NA)(NA)
Stiffness or deformity of legs, arms, feet,
 or hands
1,55219598215563.36.118,8203486252864,187
Stomach/digestive problems63112542610267.59.319,7985,33024,0215,525
Stroke4621071305728.110.47,3607,68615,0348,742
Thyroid problems281832077173.613.117,6937,56722,6696,994
Tumor, cyst, or growth19269974950.317.910,3917,58513,5126,004
Other6,9834104,72033867.62.819,0001,58924,5111,533


Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Disability |  Last Revised: 2013-02-25T14:30:21.246-05:00