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221. Disability Status of Children Under 15 Years Old: 1997

[For period August through November 1997 (11,619 represents 11,619,000). Covers civilian noninstitutional population and members of the Armed Forces living off post or with their families on post. The criteria for presence of disability varied by age. In general, a disability is considered a reduced ability to perform tasks one would normally do at a given stage in life. Based on the Survey of Income and Program Participation; for details, see source]

 
AGE AND Number Percent
DISABILITY (1,000) distri-
STATUS bution
 
Children under 3 years old 11,619 100.0
  With a disability 233 2.0
    With a developmental delay 206 1.8
    Difficulty moving arms or legs 58 0.5
 
Children 3 to 5 years old 12,192 100.0
  With a disability 415 3.4
    With a developmental delay 337 2.8
    Difficulty running or playing 221 1.8
 
Children 6 to 14 years old 35,795 100.0
  With a disability 3,971 11.1
  With a severe disability 1 1,712 4.8
  Difficulty doing regular schoolwork 2,444 6.8
  With a learning disability 1,781 5.0
  With a developmental disability 2 1,615 4.5
  Difficulty with one or more ADLs 3 288 0.8
    Needs personal assistance 225 0.6



1 Children who (1) used an ambulatory aid; (2) had serious difficulty seeing, hearing, or speaking; (3) needed help with one or more ADLs (see Table 223);
or had a developmental disability or a developmental condition.nn
2 Or condition. Includes mental retardation and other developmental diabilities as well as developmental conditions for which the child had received therapy or
diagnostic services.nn
3 ADL's are activities of daily living and include getting around inside the home, getting in or out of a bed or chair, taking a bath or shower, dressing, eating, and using the toilet.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, unpublished data.

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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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