DD Data Brief: Health Insurance Coverage and Health Care Experiences of Persons with Disabilities in the NHIS-D

Part of the DD Data Brief series.
Lynda Lahti Anderson, Sheryl A Larson, Charlie Lakin, Nohoon Kwak


A brief describing the experiences with public and private health insurance coverage for people with functional limitations, people with IDD, and people who do not have IDD or functional limitations, and examining the variations in these outcomes by gender and age. It is based on data collected in 1994 and 1995 through the National Health Interview Survey Disability Supplement (NHIS-D) that collected extensive information about disabilities among the individuals sampled as part of the annual census-based household interview surveys. The NHIS describes demographic characteristics, health status, functional limitations, and supports and services used by persons in the civilian, noninstitutionalized population in the United States.


May 2003 
Volume 5, Number 1
Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC-CL)


  • Community life
    • Community supports and services
  • Specific life stage
    • Children
    • Adolescents and young adults
    • Adults
  • Culture and diversity
    • Other cultural groups
    • Women
  • Health and safety
    • Healthcare
  • Specific disability
    • Intellectual/developmental disability (IDD)