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Resources on Demographics & Statistics


MTDH Resources

Assessing Disability and Secondary Health Conditions of Montana Adults: Results from the 2001 and 2003 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Surveys pdf file  text only

Fact Sheet: Disability and Health among Montana Adults (PDF). January 2023

Montana Disability and Health Program Maps

U.S. Census 2000: Montana Number of People 21 Years and Over with a Disability (Montana Overall: 130,621) pdf file

U.S. Census 2000: Montana Percent of the Population 21 Years and Over with a Disability (Montana Overall: 21.1%) pdf file

Montana Disability and Health Updates

Issue 1 — Distance and Modes of Transportation to Personal Physician/Health Care Provider: 2005 Montana Behavioral  Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Results, November 2008  HTML  PDF

Issue 2 — Prevalence of Disability  PDF   text only

Issue 3 — The Health Status of Montana Adults with and without Disability: Results from the 2003-2010 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Surveys  PDF  text only

Issue 4 — Healthy People 2010 Results for Adult Montanans with and without Disabilities  PDF  text only

Issue 6 — Healthy People 2020 Goals: 2011-2013 Data for Adult Montanans with Disabilities, August 2014 PDF

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Montana Resources

Cornell University 2011 Disability Status Report Montana 2011

County Health Rankings (Montana) 2011

Major Prevention Opportunities to Improve Health in Montana 2006

Montana Department of Commerce:

Economic and Demographic Analysis of Montana, Volume II: Disability Data January 2007

Montana Census and Economic Information Center:

American Community Survey: Montana Highlights and Montana Data Profile Narrative Key topics include: educational attainment, industry, occupation, class of worker, journey to work, employment status, work status, veteran status, housing, households and families, marital status, and migration. This year marks the first time that ACS data products cover the total population, including populations residing in group quarters (such as prisons, college dormitories, military barracks, and nursing homes).

Population Demographics

Percent Unemployment County Map

Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services:

Montana Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Joanne Oreskovich, Ph.D., Health Planning Section Supervisor
Public Health and Safety Division, Public Health System Improvement & Preparedness Bureau
C317 Cogswell Bldg., P.O. Box 202951
Helena, MT 59620-2951
406-444-2973; 406-444-7465; joreskovich@mt.gov

2008 Report of Behavioral Health Risks in Montana: Survery Results from the Montana Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Summary Chart: Public Health Report Finding Relevant to Montanans with Disabilities

Montana Diabetes Project:

Trends in Preventive Care Practices Among Adults with Diabetes, Montana, 2000-2010

Montana Office of Public Instruction:

Youth Risk Behavior Survey

2007 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, Montana Students with Disabilities pdf file

Montana State Library:

Natural Resource Information System

Montana Cities and Towns Map

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Regional Resources

Northwest Area Foundation Convenient source of information on states, counties, communities, reservations, and tribes in the Foundation’s eight-state region (Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington). Provides the most recent indicators on local population characteristics, economic well-being, health, and more.

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National Resources

CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Development Disabilities fact sheets provide state, district and territory based health indicator data to demonstrate health disparities among people with disabilities.

How many people have disabilities?

Cigarette Smoking and People with Disabilities

Cost as a Barrier to Care for People with Disabilities

Mammography Use and Women with Disabilities

Obesity and People with Disabilities

Oral Health and People with Disabilities

Physical Inactivity and People with Disabilities

Community Level Information on Kids Annie E. Casey Foundation site provides child well-being data by state and county.

County Health Rankings (National) 2011

Data Resource Center on Child and Adolescent Health Free, easy-to-use website with national, state, and regional survey findings, interactive data search tools, personalized technical help by email or telephone, and information and examples to help visitors use data more effectively.

Disability Statistics Center at the University of California, San Francisco.

Mathematica Policy Research Center for Studying Disability Policy’s Report –Disability Data in National Surveys.  A report on the findings from a review of the disability-related information and other key features of 40 existing national surveys sponsered by the federal government.

National Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

National Center for Health Statistics

National Health Interview Survey on Disability: Workshop on Data Release, Analysis Methods, and Preliminary Findings

National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs  – Montana Chartbook Page 2005/2006 from the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative.

Quick Health Data Online  The Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides free comprehensive US data (for both women and men) regarding various infectious and chronic diseases, mental health, reproductive health, maternal health, violence and abuse, illness prevention, mortality and access to care indicators. National, regional, state and county data are available, and data can be stratified by gender, race/ethnicity, and age concurrently.  Users can make their own tables, graphs, and maps out of any data in the database. Age-adjusted rates and 3-year averages are included for many of the health status indicators.

Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living, Institute on Community Integration/UCEDD:  Publishes materials on state and U.S. developmental disability demographics in a variety of formats: bibliographies; books/book chapters; case studies & best practices; fact sheets; film/multimedia; periodicals; reports; surveys, assessments & other tools; training resources; guides & curricula; and web sites.

Disability Statistics, Research and Training Center on Community Living Institute on Community Integration

Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Demographics and Statistics at Cornell has prepared fairly detailed statistical status reports on working-age people with disabilities for the United States and for each state.

Rural America at a Glance 2007 Edition from the Economic Research Service at the USDA.

Rural Policy Research Institute: Montana Demographic and Economic Profile May, 2006

State Health Facts Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation site has state comparisons and individual state profiles on a variety of health-related and economic topics.

The State of the States in Developmental Disabilities

State of the States in Developmental Disabilities 2013: The Great Recession and Its Aftermath, with extensive state-by-state revenue, spending, and programmatic data encompassing fiscal years 1977-2011 is available from the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD). 

US Department of Agriculture:

Economic Research Service:

Montana: Three Rural Definitions Based on Census Places  (Montana Maps & Tables)

US Department of Commerce:

Bureau of Economic Analysis Provides national, international, state, regional, and industry statistics on economic indicators, including state per capita income.

Census Bureau:

American FactFinder 2008-2012 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates

Census Explorer, an interactive mapping tool

Disability Home Page

Disability Characteristics of Income-Based Government Assistance Recipients in the United States: 2011

2007 Poverty Information Recent reports, frequently asked questions, historical tables, and the latest research on poverty.

2002 Census Brief, Disability Status, 2000 (pdf file)

Index of Population Density by Census Tract for All U.S. States

Montana Population Density by Census Tract (pdf file)

School-Aged Children With Disabilities in U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas: 2010

US Department of Health and Human Services:

Community Health Status Indicators provide an overview of key health indicators for local communities and encourage dialogue about actions that can be taken to improve a community’s health. The CHSI report was designed not only for public health professionals but also for members of the community who are interested in the health of their community. The CHSI report contains over 200 measures for each of the 3,141 United States counties.

Health Resources and Services Administration, The Health and Well-Being of Children in Rural Areas: A Portrait of the Nation 2007

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Statistical Tools

Web Accessibility Center at The Ohio State University rates survey tools for accessibility features and usability by individuals with disabilities.

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