ERIC Number: ED403690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Chartbook on Disability in the United States, 1996.
Kraus, Lewis E.; And Others
This chartbook presents, in graphic and textual formats, statistical data on disabilities in the U.S., gathered from available national survey and program data. Each page contains a topic question, a brief explanatory text (using data from the original source), an explanatory graphic, identification of the source of the information, and identification of the survey used to collect the data. The 38 topic questions are grouped into the following five sections (with sample topics in parentheses): (1) prevalence of disabilities (the number of people severely limited in physical functions and the number needing assistance in daily activities); (2) characteristics of people with disabilities (age, sex, race, ethnicity, income, education, and geographic location); (3) causes and medical cost of disabilities (the most common chronic health conditions which cause activity limitation and costs for medical care); (4) disability in the elderly and children/youth (incidence of disabilities in elderly persons and number of children who receive special education); and (5) work and disabilities (number of people who are work disabled, number of disabled persons in the work force, and earnings). An appendix describes the surveys on which the data are based. (Contains 37 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Adults, Age, Children, Chronic Illness, Costs, Disabilities, Employment, Etiology, Incidence, Individual Characteristics, Labor Force, Medical Services, National Surveys, Older Adults, Vocational Rehabilitation, Youth
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328; World Wide Web: http://www.infouse.com/disabilitydata/chartbook.choices.html
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: InfoUse, Berkeley, CA.
Note: For the 1991 edition, see ED 345 405.