Males and Females
While the New York State population comprises 64% males and 36% females, the proportion of males to females served by OPWDD is consistent with the prevalence of IDD found in the general population.
Table 2A. People Receiving OPWDD Medicaid Services by Race Category (2022)
|Native American (incl. AK NAT)||0.8%|
|Pacific Islander (incl. NAT HI)||0.5%|
Table 2A. People Receiving OPWDD Medicaid Services by Hispanic Origin (2022)
|Not of Hispanic Origin||75%|
Sixty percent (60%) of those served by OPWDD are adults ages 21 to 64; however, this same group represents seventy-six percent (76%) of OPWDD Medicaid payments (see Table 3 and Figure 4). Conversely, nearly one-third (33%) of those served by OPWDD are children ages 0 to 20; however, this same group represents only nine percent (9%) of OPWDD Medicaid payments
Table 3. People Receiving OPWDD Medicaid Services By Age Group (2022)*
|Age Groups||People||Payments||% Individual||% Payment|
|Age 0 to 20||43,638||$765,189,851||34%||9%|
|Age 21 to 64||77,535||$6,324,957,434||61%||75%|
*The unduplicated total count does not equate to the sum of children, adults, and seniors due to some individuals attaining age 21 or 65 during the course of a calendar year. The total payments include Medicaid, State Plan and FIDA-IDD payments.