Women More Likely to Become Disabled than Men
- Published on Monday, 11 June 2012 01:29
According to the CDC, women are more likely to become disabled after the age of 25. In adults between the ages of 18 and 44-years-old, 11.5 percent of women reported having a disability compared with 10.3 percent of men. As the age range increased the gap got bigger with 25.9 percent of women reporting being disabled compared to 21.8 percent of men.
Of the 47.5 million Adults reporting a disability, Arthritis and Back/Spine problems were the leading causes. These two conditions alone are responsible for one in three disabilities. Arthritis is two times more likely to affect women than men. The Social Security Administration reports a 30 percent higher increase in applications for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) from women between the years of 1999 - 2009.