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ADA CHARGE DATA by IMPAIRMENTS/BASES - RECEIPTS
FY 1997 - FY 2013

The data are compiled by the Office of Research, Information and Planning from data reported via the quarterly reconciled Data Summary Reports and compiled from EEOC's Charge Data System and, from FY 2004 forward, EEOC's Integrated Mission System.

IMPAIRMENT BASIS* FY 1997 FY 1998 FY 1999 FY 2000 FY 2001 FY 2002 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007 FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 IMPAIRMENT BASIS*
  # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # %  
ALCOHOLISM 278 1.5% 273 1.5% 199 1.2% 184 1.2% 166 1.0% 182 1.1% 126 0.8% 127 0.8% 129 0.9% 155 1.0% 143 0.8% 165 0.8% 195 0.9% 216 0.9% 204 0.8% 195 0.7% 209 0.8% ALCOHOLISM
ALLERGIES 113 0.6% 94 0.5% 110 0.6% 100 0.6% 110 0.7% 94 0.6% 69 0.4% 46 0.3% 51 0.3% 54 0.3% 67 0.4% 110 0.6% 108 0.5% 132 0.5% 155 0.6% 143 0.5% 155 0.6% ALLERGIES
ALZHEIMERS 3 0.0% 1 0.0% 1 0.0% 1 0.0% 2 0.0% 4 0.0% 2 0.0% 2 0.0% 7 0.0% 4 0.0% 5 0.0% 5 0.0% 4 0.0% 5 0.0% 2 0.0% 6 0.0% 8 0.0% ALZHEIMERS
ANXIETY DISORDER 448 2.5% 527 3.0% 516 3.0% 535 3.4% 564 3.4% 649 4.1% 544 3.5% 373 2.4% 324 2.2% 341 2.2% 488 2.8% 867 4.5% 1,136 5.3% 1,335 5.3% 1,362 5.3% 1,609 6.1% 1,662 6.4% ANXIETY DISORDER
ASTHMA 273 1.5% 336 1.9% 307 1.8% 310 2.0% 270 1.6% 263 1.6% 250 1.6% 227 1.5% 237 1.6% 258 1.7% 269 1.5% 339 1.7% 353 1.6% 417 1.7% 462 1.8% 408 1.5% 382 1.5% ASTHMA
AUTISM 2 0.0% 8 0.0% 4 0.0% 4 0.0% 8 0.0% 6 0.0% 14 0.1% 7 0.0% 12 0.1% 14 0.1% 16 0.1% 25 0.1% 36 0.2% 51 0.2% 51 0.2% 54 0.2% 53 0.2% AUTISM
BRAIN-HEAD IMPAIRMENT 158 0.9% 145 0.8% 109 0.6% 139 0.9% 138 0.8% 165 1.0% 36 0.2% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% BRAIN-HEAD IMPAIRMENT
BRAIN-HEAD INJURY - TRAUMATIC 120 0.7% 108 0.6% 108 0.6% 89 0.6% 109 0.7% 73 0.5% 118 0.8% 117 0.8% 110 0.7% 139 0.9% 148 0.8% 221 1.1% 273 1.3% 253 1.0% 277 1.1% 289 1.1% 265 1.0% BRAIN-HEAD INJURY - TRAUMATIC
CANCER 448 2.5% 460 2.6% 396 2.3% 434 2.7% 454 2.8% 455 2.9% 442 2.9% 427 2.8% 407 2.7% 493 3.2% 578 3.3% 707 3.6% 799 3.7% 978 3.9% 951 3.7% 974 3.7% 954 3.7% CANCER
CEREBRAL PALSY 82 0.5% 75 0.4% 88 0.5% 65 0.4% 81 0.5% 88 0.6% 81 0.5% 85 0.6% 103 0.7% 85 0.5% 95 0.5% 80 0.4% 124 0.6% 102 0.4% 105 0.4% 99 0.4% 58 0.2% CEREBRAL PALSY
CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY 90 0.5% 78 0.4% 69 0.4% 55 0.3% 57 0.3% 45 0.3% 36 0.2% 16 0.1% 29 0.2% 26 0.2% 29 0.2% 49 0.3% 54 0.3% 74 0.3% 75 0.3% 59 0.2% 53 0.2% CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY
CUMULATIVE TRAUMA DISORDER 262 1.4% 213 1.2% 176 1.0% 118 0.7% 101 0.6% 137 0.9% 91 0.6% 48 0.3% 51 0.3% 42 0.3% 46 0.3% 31 0.2% 41 0.2% 37 0.1% 32 0.1% 20 0.1% 24 0.1% CUMULATIVE TRAUMA DISORDER
CYSTIC FIBROSIS 7 0.0% 6 0.0% 6 0.0% 6 0.0% 4 0.0% 4 0.0% 7 0.0% 7 0.0% 8 0.1% 13 0.1% 6 0.0% 12 0.1% 15 0.1% 12 0.0% 9 0.0% 13 0.0% 11 0.0% CYSTIC FIBROSIS
DEPRESSION 1,368 7.6% 1,754 9.9% 1,278 7.5% 1,231 7.8% 1,233 7.5% 1,220 7.6% 1,179 7.7% 1,066 6.9% 1005 6.7% 991 6.3% 1,200 6.8% 1,424 7.3% 1,520 7.1% 1,799 7.1% 1,837 7.1% 1,755 6.7% 1,837 7.1% DEPRESSION
DIABETES 672 3.7% 655 3.7% 673 4.0% 652 4.1% 705 4.3% 753 4.7% 738 4.8% 727 4.7% 637 4.5% 756 4.8% 912 5.1% 1,094 5.6% 1,174 5.5% 1,359 5.4% 1,334 5.2% 1,262 4.8% 1,230 4.7% DIABETES
DISFIGUREMENT 37 0.2% 43 0.2% 56 0.3% 33 0.2% 46 0.3% 34 0.2% 36 0.2% 21 0.1% 27 0.2% 30 0.2% 38 0.2% 49 0.3% 46 0.2% 46 0.2% 50 0.2% 38 0.1% 40 0.2% DISFIGUREMENT
DRUG ADDICTION 144 0.8% 117 0.7% 92 0.5% 90 0.6% 79 0.5% 91 0.6% 87 0.6% 72 0.5% 50 0.3% 72 0.5% 92 0.5% 137 0.7% 120 0.6% 130 0.5% 165 0.6% 119 0.5% 127 0.5% DRUG ADDICTION
DWARFISM 8 0.0% 3 0.0% 8 0.0% 4 0.0% 5 0.0% 6 0.0% 8 0.1% 6 0.0% 6 0.0% 7 0.0% 9 0.1% 9 0.0% 10 0.0% 10 0.0% 8 0.0% 6 0.0% 6 0.0% DWARFISM
EPILEPSY 317 1.8% 298 1.7% 318 1.9% 270 1.7% 292 1.8% 337 2.1% 244 1.6% 259 1.7% 264 1.8% 283 1.8% 301 1.7% 328 1.7% 362 1.7% 366 1.5% 375 1.5% 383 1.5% 347 1.3% EPILEPSY
GASTROINTESTINAL IMPAIRMENTS 147 0.8% 127 0.7% 157 0.9% 133 0.8% 147 0.9% 164 1.0% 133 0.9% 136 0.9% 110 0.7% 119 0.8% 169 1.0% 222 1.1% 249 1.2% 341 1.4% 333 1.3% 340 1.3% 376 1.4% GASTROINTESTINAL IMPAIRMENTS
GENETIC DISCRIMINATION 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 1 0.0% 3 0.0% 1 0.0% 2 0.0% 4 0.0% 1 0.0% 2 0.0% 3 0.0% 7 0.0% 42 0.2% 46 0.2% 60 0.2% 80 0.3% GENETIC DISCRIMINATION
GENETIC TESTING 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 1 0.0% 3 0.0% 14 0.1% 17 0.1% 16 0.1% 10 0.0% GENETIC TESTING
HEARING IMPAIRMENT 500 2.8% 512 2.9% 496 2.9% 486 3.1% 481 2.9% 515 3.2% 481 3.1% 528 3.4% 483 3.2% 518 3.3% 583 3.3% 648 3.3% 704 3.3% 779 3.1% 776 3.0% 788 3.0% 746 2.9% HEARING IMPAIRMENT
HEART CARDIOVASCULAR IMPAIRMENTS 671 3.7% 673 3.8% 653 3.8% 530 3.3% 596 3.6% 641 4.0% 572 3.7% 540 3.5% 493 3.3% 467 3.0% 606 3.4% 747 3.8% 815 3.8% 1,061 4.2% 972 3.8% 960 3.6% 943 3.6% HEART CARDIOVASCULAR IMPAIRMENTS
HIV 323 1.8% 298 1.7% 245 1.4% 250 1.6% 249 1.5% 230 1.4% 210 1.4% 206 1.3% 199 1.3% 213 1.4% 213 1.2% 185 1.0% 220 1.0% 250 1.0% 218 0.8% 200 0.8% 221 0.9% HIV
INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY
63 0.3% 63 0.4% 56 0.3% 69 0.4% 64 0.4% 58 0.4% 63 0.4% 56 0.4% 57 0.4% 74 0.5% 67 0.4% 70 0.4% 75 0.3% 96 0.4% 206 0.8% 190 0.7% 190 0.7% INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY
KIDNEY IMPAIRMENT 122 0.7% 129 0.7% 133 0.8% 124 0.8% 112 0.7% 127 0.8% 124 0.8% 119 0.8% 105 0.7% 126 0.8% 168 0.9% 172 0.9% 208 1.0% 215 0.9% 193 0.7% 252 1.0% 209 0.8% KIDNEY IMPAIRMENT
LEARNING DISABILITIES 282 1.6% 257 1.4% 274 1.6% 266 1.7% 261 1.6% 260 1.6% 270 1.8% 254 1.7% 293 2.0% 329 2.1% 338 1.9% 398 2.0% 457 2.1% 542 2.2% 473 1.8% 459 1.7% 436 1.7% LEARNING DISABILITIES
MANIC DEPRESSIVE DISORDER 335 1.9% 370 2.1% 354 2.1% 352 2.2% 364 2.2% 358 2.2% 323 2.1% 409 2.7% 403 2.7% 472 3.0% 635 3.6% 835 4.3% 835 3.9% 982 3.9% 861 3.3% 836 3.2% 884 3.4% MANIC DEPRESSIVE DISORDER
MISSING DIGITS OR LIMBS 191 1.1% 165 0.9% 177 1.0% 137 0.9% 153 0.9% 146 0.9% 107 0.7% 100 0.7% 105 0.7% 130 0.8% 118 0.7% 186 1.0% 167 0.8% 146 0.6% 139 0.5% 137 0.5% 154 0.6% MISSING DIGITS OR LIMBS
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS 237 1.3% 229 1.3% 236 1.4% 226 1.4% 237 1.4% 289 1.8% 249 1.6% 266 1.7% 295 2.0% 259 1.7% 319 1.8% 318 1.6% 365 1.7% 378 1.5% 362 1.4% 345 1.3% 307 1.2% MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
NON-PARALYTIC ORTHOPEDIC IMPAIRMENT 1,735 9.6% 1,790 10.1% 1,693 10.0% 1,627 10.3% 1,608 9.8% 1,523 9.5% 1,400 9.1% 1,175 7.6% 1153 7.7% 1,100 7.0% 1,339 7.6% 1,532 7.9% 1,815 8.5% 2,035 8.1% 2,153 8.4% 2,319 8.8% 2,274 8.8% NON-PARALYTIC ORTHOPEDIC IMPAIRMENT
ORTHOPEDIC AND STRUCTURAL IMPAIRMENTS of the BACK 2,703 14.9% 2,299 12.9% 2,069 12.2% 1,611 10.2% 1,529 9.3% 1,517 9.5% 1,322 8.6% 1,237 8.0% 1251 8.4% 1,260 8.1% 1,473 8.3% 1,806 9.3% 2,133 9.9% 2,450 9.7% 2,274 8.8% 2,345 8.9% 2,339 9.0% ORTHOPEDIC AND STRUCTURAL IMPAIRMENTS of the BACK
OTHER BLOOD DISORDERS 175 1.0% 193 1.1% 162 1.0% 230 1.4% 215 1.3% 179 1.1% 195 1.3% 168 1.1% 161 1.1% 148 0.9% 152 0.9% 190 1.0% 244 1.1% 271 1.1% 302 1.2% 308 1.2% 239 0.9% OTHER BLOOD DISORDERS
OTHER DISABILITY 3,621 20.0% 3,605 20.2% 3,641 21.4% 3,523 22.2% 3,679 22.3% 3,624 22.7% 2,778 18.1% 1,889 12.3% 2182 14.7% 2,447 15.7% 2,907 16.4% 3,935 20.2% 5,232 24.4% 6,627 26.3% 7,251 28.2% 7,745 29.4% 7,627 29.4% OTHER DISABILITY
OTHER NEUROLOGICAL IMPAIRMENTS 483 2.7% 504 2.8% 475 2.8% 462 2.9% 451 2.7% 446 2.8% 511 3.3% 514 3.3% 495 3.3% 477 3.1% 642 3.6% 771 4.0% 781 3.6% 924 3.7% 842 3.3% 932 3.5% 946 3.6% OTHER NEUROLOGICAL IMPAIRMENTS
OTHER PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS 563 3.1% 497 2.8% 453 2.7% 419 2.6% 434 2.6% 409 2.6% 404 2.6% 201 1.3% 191 1.3% 168 1.1% 241 1.4% 328 1.7% 329 1.5% 435 1.7% 436 1.7% 411 1.6% 415 1.6% OTHER PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS
OTHER RESPIRATORY - PULMONARY DISORDERS 162 0.9% 154 0.9% 142 0.8% 144 0.9% 455 2.8% 142 0.9% 151 1.0% 161 1.0% 144 1.0% 156 1.0% 187 1.1% 225 1.2% 280 1.3% 370 1.5% 345 1.3% 312 1.2% 274 1.1% OTHER RESPIRATORY - PULMONARY DISORDERS
PARALYSIS 119 0.7% 114 0.6% 139 0.8% 102 0.6% 101 0.6% 116 0.7% 88 0.6% 93 0.6% 88 0.6% 91 0.6% 95 0.5% 111 0.6% 96 0.4% 72 0.3% 111 0.4% 97 0.4% 76 0.3% PARALYSIS
POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 23 0.1% 157 1.0% 166 1.1% 158 1.0% 221 1.2% 360 1.9% 472 2.2% 537 2.1% 593 2.3% 699 2.6% 729 2.8% POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
RECORD OF DISABILITY 580 3.2% 589 3.3% 748 4.4% 857 5.4% 834 5.1% 807 5.1% 882 5.7% 822 5.3% 756 5.1% 786 5.0% 1,052 5.9% 1,282 6.6% 1,482 6.9% 1,666 6.6% 1,553 6.0% 1,632 6.2% 1,718 6.6% RECORD OF DISABILITY
REGARDED AS DISABLED 2,069 11.4% 1,983 11.1% 1,971 11.6% 2,176 13.7% 2,101 12.8% 2,187 13.7% 2,591 16.8% 2,798 18.2% 2589 17.4% 2,691 17.2% 3,143 17.7% 3,243 16.7% 3,016 14.1% 3,220 12.8% 3,009 11.7% 3,109 11.8% 2,956 11.4% REGARDED AS DISABLED
RELATIONSHIP-ASSOCIATION 205 1.1% 170 1.0% 191 1.1% 199 1.3% 202 1.2% 205 1.3% 201 1.3% 222 1.4% 184 1.2% 194 1.2% 253 1.4% 303 1.6% 326 1.5% 444 1.8% 482 1.9% 425 1.6% 518 2.0% RELATIONSHIP-ASSOCIATION
SCHIZOPHRENIA 81 0.4% 82 0.5% 81 0.5% 88 0.6% 70 0.4% 74 0.5% 79 0.5% 72 0.5% 84 0.6% 95 0.6% 101 0.6% 86 0.4% 118 0.6% 141 0.6% 144 0.6% 101 0.4% 99 0.4% SCHIZOPHRENIA
SPEECH IMPAIRMENT 80 0.4% 103 0.6% 106 0.6% 96 0.6% 83 0.5% 84 0.5% 86 0.6% 74 0.5% 88 0.6% 76 0.5% 79 0.4% 125 0.6% 113 0.5% 123 0.5% 129 0.5% 129 0.5% 105 0.4% SPEECH IMPAIRMENT
TUBERCULOSIS 7 0.0% 7 0.0% 11 0.1% 9 0.1% 12 0.1% 7 0.0% 6 0.0% 4 0.0% 10 0.1% 6 0.0% 12 0.1% 8 0.0% 5 0.0% 9 0.0% 9 0.0% 7 0.0% 5 0.0% TUBERCULOSIS
VISION IMPAIRMENT 428 2.4% 428 2.4% 424 2.5% 370 2.3% 383 2.3% 411 2.6% 396 2.6% 379 2.5% 346 2.3% 355 2.3% 455 2.6% 506 2.6% 482 2.2% 587 2.3% 546 2.1% 545 2.1% 575 2.2% VISION IMPAIRMENT
TOTAL 18,108 100.0% 17,806 100.0% 17,007 100.0% 15,864 100.0% 16,470 100.0% 15,964 100.0% 15,377 100.0% 15,376 100.0% 14,893 100.0% 15,575 100.0% 17,734 100.0% 19,453 100.0% 21,451 100.0% 25,165 100.0% 25,742 100.0% 26,379 100.0% 25,957 100.0% TOTAL

Note:  Lines and Data Categories for Genetic Discrimination and Genetic Testing were added.

Note #2:  In FY 2005 a change was made for Heart Cardiovascular Impairments.

*Charges may be filed alleging multiple impairments or bases.

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