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ERIC Number: ED017655
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 89
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Reference Count: 0
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DISABILITIES IN OKLAHOMA--ESTIMATES AND PROJECTIONS, REPORT OF THE OKLAHOMA SURVEY OF DISABILITIES.
BOHLEBER, MICHAEL E.
THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDY WAS TO PROVIDE REASONABLY ACCURATE ESTIMATES OF THE NUMBER AND TYPES OF DISABLED PERSONS AND THEIR NEEDS AS A BASIS FOR BOTH PRESENT AND FUTURE PLANNING. PERSONAL INTERVIEWS WERE CONDUCTED WITH ADULT RESPONDENTS IN 3,000 HOUSEHOLDS IN OKLAHOMA, A RANDOM SAMPLE STATIFIED ON THE RURAL-URBAN DIMENSION. DATA FROM 2,058 INTERVIEWS ARE PRESENTED FOR THE FOLLOWING DISABILITIES--(1) VISUAL DEFECTS, (2) HEARING DEFECTS, (3) FUNCTIONAL IMPAIRMENTS, (4) ABSENCE OF LIMB, OR AMPUTATIONS, (5) MENTAL OR PERSONALITY DISORDERS, AND (6) OTHER CONDITIONS SUCH AS CANCER, ALLERGY, EPILEPSY, HEART AND CIRCULATORY CONDITIONS, ULCERS, AND SPEECH IMPAIRMENTS. TABULAR DATA ARE PRESENTED FOR (1) ESTIMATES OF NUMBERS OF PERSONS AND IN EACH OF 10 VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION PLANNING AREAS HAVING DISABILITIES, 1970 AND 1975, BY TYPE OF DISABILITY, RESIDENCE, SEX, RACE, AND AGE, (3) CHARACTERISTICS OF PERSONS HAVING DISABILITIES, (4) ESTIMATES OF NUMBERS OF PERSONS WHO HAVE SPENT TIME IN MENTAL HOSPITALS OR CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS, (5) ATTITUDES OF RESPONDENTS TOWARD MENTAL HOSPITALS, AND (6) ATTITUDES OF RESPONDENTS TOWARD FORMER INMATES OF MENTAL HOSPITALS AND PRISONS. FROM THE SAMPLE, IT WAS ESTIMATED THAT 17.1 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION HAD SOME PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater. Research Foundation.
Identifiers: OKLAHOMA