Almost 1 in 4 of today’s 20 year-olds will become disabled before reaching age 67. Social Security Basic Facts, February 2009 1 in 3 will be disabled at some time during their working years.
Half of all respondents (49%) indicated that their foreclosure was caused in part by a medical problem, including illness or injuries (32), unmanageable medical bills (23%), lost work due to a medical problem (27%), or caring for sick family members (14%). Christopher T. Robertson, Richard Egelhof, & Michael Hoke, “Get Sick, Get Out: The Medical Causes of Home foreclosures” Health Matrix 18 (2008): 65-105.
There is a death caused by a motor vehicle crash every 12 minutes. There is a disabling injury every 14 seconds.
According to the US Census Bureau, over 51 million Americans are currently classified as “disabled” Source “Americans With Disabilities 2002”, US Bureau of the Census 2006
A disabling injury occurs every two seconds.Source: Injury Facts®, 2009
Income lost through disability is 2 times as great as auto accident losses, and 3 times as great as fire losses.Source: National Safety Council, 2009
51.2 million Americans were classified as disabled in 2002.
“Americans With Disabilities: 2002,” U.S. Bureau of the Census, May 2006
Leading contributors to disability burden are road traffic accidents, alcohol use, cardiovascular disease, major depression, and ischemic heart
World Health Organization, 2003
Nearly half of small employers (5 to 100 workers) believe that the likelihood of an employee becoming disabled is one in 50. The actual likelihood, ACLI reports, is one in three.American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI), 2003