ERIC Number: ED404777
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Families with Disabilities in the United States. Disability Statistics Report 8.
LaPlante, Mitchell P.; And Others
Based on the 1990 Core Questionnaire and Family Resources Supplement of the National Health Interview Survey, involving 108,815 individuals, this report presents estimates of the prevalence of disability in families, selected demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, and utilization of health services by families with and without members with disabilities. Specifically, the data focus on living arrangements of individuals with and without disabilities, family type, probabilities of couples with disabilities living together, probabilities of householders with disability having children with disabilities, family size and disability, race and Hispanic ethnicity, age, educational attainment, income levels, health insurance, physician contacts, and hospitalization. Findings of the report indicate: (1) an estimated 20.3 million families have at least one member with a disability; (2) the family disability rate is 28.5 percent among partnered families and 32.1 percent among single-householder families; (3) when a family has a member with a disability, that member is most likely to be a householder; (4) some 3.8 million families contain one or more children with disabilities; (5) the rate of disability is 29.1 percent for white families, 31.9 percent for black families, and 21.7 percent for other races; (6) the highest observed poverty rates by disability status are among single-householder families with two or more children with disabilities; and (7) families with members with disabilities have significantly higher than average numbers of hospital days. Detailed tables of the statistical data are included and an appendix contains standard errors for the detailed tables. (Contains 15 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., San Francisco. Inst. for Health and Aging.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Health Interview Survey