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By State, Total Number Of People Reporting Go-Outside-Home Disabilities, By Employment Status For The Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population Age 21-64 Years (2000).
State Total Reporting
Go-Outside-Home
Disability
Total Employed Total Not Employed
Alabama
199,360 
77,871
121,489
Alaska
14,849
5,796
9,053
Arizona
173,934
73,868
100,066
Arkansas
108,313
42,671
65,642
California
1,555,372
720,364
835,008
Colorado
114,419
53,430
60,989
Connecticut
102,617
50,859
51,758
Delaware
23,886
11,257
12,629
District of Columbia
31,688
14,378
17,310
Florida
652,557
306,667
345,890
Georgia
340,401
165,358
175,043
Hawaii
42,258
21,634
20,624
Idaho
29,370
12,533
16,837
Illinois
441,566
205,282
236,284 
Indiana
186,369
88,982
97,387
Iowa
65,370 
33,597
31,773
Kansas
69,573
33,037
36,536
Kentucky
171,661
57,609
114,052
Louisiana
175,427
68,915
106,512 
Maine
32,236
11,436
20,800
Maryland
179,671
90,998
88,673
Massachusetts
215,309
101,823
113,486
Michigan
333,116
143,565
189,551
Minnesota
110,513
59,571
50,942
Mississippi
135,496
55,598
79,898
Missouri
174,987
74,871
100,116
Montana
18,996
7,381
11,615
Nebraska
39,483
20,667
18,816
Nevada
80,744
38,292
42,452
New Hampshire
27,502
12,631
14,871
New Jersey
322,528
157,858
164,670
New Mexico
64,494
25,928
38,566 
New York
932,086
421,131
510,955
North Carolina
323,550
155,683
167,867
North Dakota
14,296
7,322
6,974
Ohio
340,799
149,475
191,324
Oklahoma
117,548
48,491
69,057
Oregon
94,169
40,800
53,369
Pennsylvania
360,825
147,886
212,939
Rhode Island
37,837
17,619
20,218
South Carolina
174,117
78,359
95,758
South Dakota
15,871
8,243
7,628
Tennessee
231,191
94,664
136,527
Texas
833,047
388,315
444,732
Utah
50,788
25,729
25,059
Vermont
12,943
5,309
7,634
Virginia
231,766
110,902
120,864
Washington
168,895
73,579
95,316
West Virginia
74,832
20,072
54,760
Wisconsin
131,201
65,065
66,136
Wyoming
9,833
4,618
5,215

Note: People 16 years old and older are considered to have a go-outside-home disability if they report one or more of the following lasting for 6 months or more: difficulty going outside the home alone to shop or visit a doctor's office. Employment refers to civilians 16 years old and older who do any work at all during the week as paid employees, work in their own business, farm, profession, or work 15 hours or more as unpaid workers in a family business or farm. Employed does not refer to people who work only around their own house, work as unpaid volunteers, or are on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces.

To calculate the percent of those employed (or not employed) with a go-outside-home disability by state, divide the number of those employed (or not employed) for a particular state by the total number of people reporting a go-outside-home disability in the same state and multiply the result by 100. Example: Calculate the percent of those employed with a go-outside-home disability in Georgia. This calculation would be: 165,358/340,401=.4858 and .4858x100=48.58%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000.

 

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