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CDC: 1 in 4 US adults live with a disability

Cognitive disability most common in younger adults; mobility disability most common for others

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One in 4 U.S. adults – 61 million Americans – have a disability that impacts major life activities, according to a report in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

The most common disability type, mobility, affects 1 in 7 adults. With age, disability becomes more common, affecting about 2 in 5 adults age 65 and older.

“At some point in their lives, most people will [...]

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