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ERIC Number: EJ973494
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1940-5510
Health Disparities and Intellectual Disabilities: Lessons from Individuals with down Syndrome
Booth, Karin Vander Ploeg
Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, v17 n1 p32-35 2011
Individuals with intellectual disabilities experience health disparities and disparities in accessing health care services compared to individuals within the general population. In order to eliminate these disparities the contributors to them must be understood. In this article, we aim to describe a recent reconceptualization of health and disability (Krahn, et al. [2006] Mental. Retard. Dev. Disabilities Res. Rev. 12:70-82) to further understand the health disparities between individuals with Down syndrome, the most common identified cause of intellectual disability in the United States, and the general population. We also detail known health disparities between individuals with Down syndrome of different races and discuss the possible reasons for these disparities, as well as potential actions to address them.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States