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Persons with a Cognitive Difficulty

This indicator shows the percentage of the population aged 5 years and over with a cognitive difficulty.

Persons with a Cognitive Difficulty

5.0
4.2
Comparison: U.S. Value 

4.2

percent
Measurement Period: 2012

County: Douglas

Categories: Health / Disabilities, Health / Mental Health & Mental Disorders
Technical Note: The regional value is compared to the national value.
American Community Survey single year estimates are available for geographic areas with populations of 65,000 or more.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: September 2013

Why is this important?

People with a cognitive difficulty experience serious difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions due to a physical, mental, or emotional condition. Cognitive difficulties can have a large impact in everyday activities, and may lead to challenges at school or work. People with a cognitive disability may have particular difficulty with math, visual, reading, linguistic, and verbal comprehension.

Persons with a Cognitive Difficulty : Time Series

2008: 4.8 2009: 4.7 2010: 4.6 2011: 4.4 2012: 4.2

percent

Persons with a Cognitive Difficulty by Age

5-17: 3.7 18-64: 3.7 65+: 8.2 Overall: 4.2

percent

Persons with a Cognitive Difficulty

Comparison: Prior Value 

4.2

percent
Measurement Period: 2012

County: Douglas

Categories: Health / Disabilities, Health / Mental Health & Mental Disorders
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
American Community Survey single year estimates are available for geographic areas with populations of 65,000 or more.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: September 2013

Why is this important?

People with a cognitive difficulty experience serious difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions due to a physical, mental, or emotional condition. Cognitive difficulties can have a large impact in everyday activities, and may lead to challenges at school or work. People with a cognitive disability may have particular difficulty with math, visual, reading, linguistic, and verbal comprehension.

Persons with a Cognitive Difficulty : Time Series

2008: 4.8 2009: 4.7 2010: 4.6 2011: 4.4 2012: 4.2

percent

Persons with a Cognitive Difficulty by Age

5-17: 3.7 18-64: 3.7 65+: 8.2 Overall: 4.2

percent