2021 New Hampshire Disability & Public Health Report
Better Preventive Health Needed for Adults with IDD
Compared to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) nationally, adults with IDD in New Hampshire (NH) are more likely to live in a rural area.
They are more likely to live in their own home, with family, or in a foster home.
Other adults with IDD live in urban areas and in institutions or group homes.
4 in 10 live in a rural area in NH
compared to 3 in 10 nationally
7 in 10 live on their own, with family, or in a foster home in NH
compared to 4 in 10 nationally
Health Indicators for Adults with IDD in NH
In NH, many adults with IDD need support to get preventive health care and engage in healthy behaviors. Preventive health care includes regular visits with a provider to screen for health issues and share health information.