Two-thirds of students with disabilities in U.S. public schools were male, while just over half of all students were male, according to data from the 2017-18 school year.

Source: Katherine Schaeffer, “As schools shift to online learning amid pandemic, here's what we know about disabled students in the U.S.,” Pew Research Center, April 23, 2020,

Data for the graphic are as follows:

Student Category Percentage of Males Percentage of Females
Students with disabilities 67% 33%
All students 52% 48%

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