ERIC Number: ED397589
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Disability Prevalence and Demographic Association among Race/Ethnic Minority Populations in the United States: Implications for the 21st Century. Monograph Series Number Two.
Asbury, Charles A.; And Others
This research report examined the distribution and incidence of disabilities among minority communities. A review of literature is provided including relevant statistics on the prevalence of disabilities in African Americans and Hispanic Americans. The study used data from the National Health Interview Survey (n=122,859) to determine the prevalence of disability. The association between race/ethnicity and other characteristics (sex, age, education, family income, marital status, employment, and geographic region) is examined. Disability was divided into four categories: chronic debilitating health conditions; physical, sensory, and language impairments; mental disorders; and nervous system disorders. Several tables are provided to show association between variables. Among the results were: the overrepresentation of African Americans and Hispanic Americans with chronic health conditions; African American overrepresentation for mental retardation and other nervous system disorders; a high proportion of subjects from each of the disability categories residing in the South; and the generally low incomes of people with disabilities from minority groups. (Contains 30 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Blacks, Chronic Illness, Demography, Disabilities, Educational Background, Employment, Ethnic Groups, Hispanic Americans, Incidence, Income, Individual Characteristics, Language Impairments, Low Income Groups, Marital Status, Mental Retardation, Minority Groups, Neurological Impairments, Physical Disabilities, Place of Residence, Racial Factors, Special Health Problems
Howard University Research and Training Center for Access to Rehabilitation and Economic Opportunity, 2900 Van Ness St. NW., Holy Cross Building, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20008.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Howard Univ., Washington, DC. Research and Training Center for Access to Rehabilitation and Economic Opportunity.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Health Interview Survey
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A