in the U.S. suffer from obesity – one of the most highly stigmatized health conditions. 1
Only 1 in 5 people who need hearing aids
actually wear them –
and nearly 40% cite stigma as the reason why. 2
People with physical
disabilities make up the largest minority group of the U.S. 3
Some 14 million people in the U.S.
live with cancer.4
24 million Americans have asthma.
3 million of those are children
between 5 and 11 – an especially vulnerable population. 5
More than 1 million people in the U.S. live with HIV,
and each year another 50,000 develop this highly stigmatized health condition. 6
More than 1 out of 20 Americans 12 years of age and older
reported current depression
(moderate or severe depressive symptoms in the past 2 weeks) in 2009-2012. 7
In 2012, 1 in 68 children were diagnosed as autistic – up from 1 in 150 in 2000. 8
Children with disabilities were
2 to 3 times more likely to be bullied
than their peers.9
1 2011-2012, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2 2014, Dawes PH, et al. Ear Hear, eScholarID:222165 3 2012, Disability Funders Network. “Disability Stats and Facts.” 4 2013, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 5 2014, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 6 2015, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 7 2014, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 8 2012, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 9 2009, Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center website
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