Women with Disabilities Suffer Greater Risks than MenJune 4, 2012 | Insurance News, Publications/Articles
A new study by The State Farm Center for Women & Financial Services at The American College indicates women have a higher risk of suffering both physically and financially from disability than men. One statistic in the study shows women are twice as likely as men to suffer from arthritis, which is the leading cause of disability among adult Americans. Another indicates that women (18 percent) are more likely than men (12 percent) to express concern about the impact a disability would have on their current financial situation.
Mary Quist-Newins, director of The State Farm Center for Women and Financial Services at The American College, commented: “Our research revealed a great need for people, especially women, to be better educated about the risk of disability, and to be better prepared for the potentially devastating impact that a disability can have on their lives and families.”
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