The primary mission of the Center for Applied Demography and Survey
Research(CADSR) is to ensure that the best possible data and information on
important public issues are developed and made available to the
policy-makers who affect the way we all live and work in Delaware, and to
members of the College and its clients.
In an effort to better understand the demographic characteristics and health status among the adult population of persons with disabilities in the State of Delaware, a retrospective analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance (BRFSS) Survey was undertaken. This study provides important baseline information necessary for developing public policy and identifying service needs intended to improve the quality of life among adults with disabilities in the State of Delaware. The results indicate that the health status of adults with disabilities in the State of Delaware is fair to poor and this population has a much greater risk of having various other chronic health conditions, such as coronary heart disease and diabetes, than individuals who do not have a disability.