Males and Females
While the New York State population comprises 52% males and 48% females, the proportion of males to females served by OPWDD is consistent with the prevalence of IDD found in the general population.
A little less than two-thirds (61%) of those served by OPWDD identify as White, followed nearly one-fifth (18%) that identify as Black. Ten percent (10%) identify as either Hispanic (6%), Asian (3%), or Native American (1%). Eleven percent identify as "other" (4%) or "unknown" (7%).
Table 2. People Receiving OPWDD Medicaid Services by Ethnic Category (2020)
Sixty-one percent (60%) of those served by OPWDD are adults ages 21 to 64; however, this same group represents seventy-eight percent (77%) 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 eight percent (9%) of OPWDD Medicaid payments
Table 3. People Receiving OPWDD Medicaid Services By Age Group (2020)*
|Age 0 to 20||40,819||$725,501,653|
|Age 21 to 64||75,431||$6,418,456,659|
*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.