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Project Number: p04-06c

Epidemiologic, Sociodemographic, and Economic Influences on Trends in Disability Rates

Principal Investigator: H. Stephen Kaye

Project Type: Core Research

Project Year: 04

Thematic Category: Economic Aspects of Disability

Project Summary:

Several epidemiological, economic, social, and demographic factors could plausibly account for observed increases in conditions and impairments, thus indirectly affecting disability rates. These factors include rising levels of obesity, lack of economic opportunity during and after the recession, decreased access to health care, reduced stigma associated with mental health conditions, and the aging of the population. The project extends and expands prior analyses using data from the NHIS by focusing on a six-year period from 1997 to 2002, analyzing changes in self-reported activity limitations and SSDI/SSI recipiency.