ERIC Number: ED173989
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Assessment of Disability in Minnesota. A Household Survey.
Liu, Han Chin; Perkins, Eugene R.
A study was conducted to estimate the disabled population of Minnesota, provide information on the severity and nature of the disabilities, and identify the unmet needs of the disabled. Interview data was obtained on 6,730 Minnesotans. Approximately 14.5% of non-institutionalized Minnesotans were found to have functional disabilities, the majority of which were of a physical nature. Adjustments to physical limitations and employment-related difficulties were perceived as the most important problems associated with disabling conditions. Among the disabled, 53% could drive their own vehicles and 30% had received one or more public services from human service agencies. Disabled persons were found to have a higher hospitalization rate and frequency of contact with physicians than the general population, and more problems in obtaining medical care. Included in the appendixes are nine tables of data. Reviews of the literature and of the methods and procedures used in the study are also provided. (DLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Economic Security, St. Paul.
Note: Governor's Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities also assisted the project ; Prepared by the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation