The IOD report Facts & Figures: 2021 Report on Disability in New Hampshire is now available on the IOD website. Facts & Figures is a regularly-occurring publication of the IOD and focuses on characteristics of the population with disabilities in New Hampshire (NH), with comparisons to neighboring states and the nation. Facts & Figures and its companion piece the Annual Disability Compendium are intended to provide a comprehensive picture of important issues related to disability in NH and the U.S.
The statistics focus on four primary topics: population size (all ages), education (ages 25 and older), employment (ages 18-64), private health care coverage (ages 19-64), and public health care coverage (under age 64). Each page of this report highlights a different topic, and includes NH’s ranking among all U.S. states in terms of the prevalence of, or equality for, people with disabilities.
Key findings from this year’s report include:
- 1 in 8 NH residents have a disability
- NH residents have a higher rate of college education
- State employment rates are higher in NH than the U.S.
- Residents are less likely to have private health insurance