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AUCD sent an informational letter to the Louisiana state appropriations committee members highlighting the first-ever state-based health survey that includes functional disability type. The July 31, 2015 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) entitled Prevalence of Disability and Disability Type Among Adults — United States, 2013 describes state-level prevalence of disability and select disability types for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The report also presents prevalence estimates of disability by select demographic groups. Questions were used for the first time in the 2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System that allowed respondents to identify specific functional types of disability. The report sent to members includes important information to help them understand and address the health needs of people with disabilities in the United States and specifically in your state.
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