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Table 1 - Persons With Disabilities, by Sex and Type of Disability: 1991-92

Table 1 - Persons With Disabilities, by Sex and Type of Disability: 1991-92

[Numbers in thousands]

--Both Sexes-- ---Males--- --Females--
Characteristic Percent Percent Percent
Number distrib. Number distrib. Number distrib.


ALL AGES

Total ....................................251,796 100.0 122,692 100.0 129,104 100.0

With a disability .......................... 48,936 19.4 22,916 18.7 26,020 20.2
Severe ................................... 24,117 9.6 9,929 8.1 14,187 11.0
Not severe ............................... 24,819 9.9 12,987 10.6 11,833 9.2

PERSONS 0 TO 14 YEARS

Total .................................... 56,067 100.0 28,707 100.0 27,360 100.0

With a disability .......................... 2,913 5.2 1,876 6.5 1,038 3.8
Severe ................................... 529 0.9 336 1.2 192 0.7
Not severe ............................... 2,384 4.3 1,540 5.4 846 3.1

PERSONS 15 YEARS OLD AND OVER

Total.....................................195,729 100.0 93,985 100.0 101,744 100.0

With a disability .......................... 46,023 23.5 21,040 22.4 24,982 24.6
Severe ................................... 23,588 12.1 9,593 10.2 13,995 13.8
Not severe ............................... 22,435 11.5 11,447 12.2 10,987 10.8

With a functional limitation................ 34,163 17.5 14,774 15.7 19,389 19.1
Severe ................................... 15,173 7.8 5,558 5.9 9,614 9.5

Seeing words and letters................... 9,685 5.0 4,006 4.3 5,679 5.6
Unable ................................... 1,590 0.8 661 0.7 929 0.9
Hearing normal conversation ............... 10,928 5.6 6,421 6.8 4,506 4.4
Unable ................................... 924 0.5 529 0.6 396 0.4
Having speech understood .................. 2,284 1.2 1,316 1.4 968 1.0
Unable ........................ 237 0.1 141 0.2 95 0.1
Lifting and carrying 10 lbs ............... 16,205 8.3 5,218 5.6 10,987 10.8
Unable ................................... 7,734 4.0 2,375 2.5 5,359 5.3
Climbing stairs without resting ........... 17,469 8.9 6,465 6.9 11,003 10.8
Unable ................................... 9,116 4.7 3,277 3.5 5,839 5.7
Walking 3 city blocks ..................... 17,319 8.9 6,653 7.1 10,665 10.5
Unable ................................... 8,972 4.6 3,236 3.4 5,736 5.6

Number of functional limitations:

1......................................... 14,463 7.4 7,099 7.6 7,364 7.2
2 ........................................ 7,093 3.6 3,057 3.3 4,036 4.0
3 or more ................................ 12,608 6.4 4,619 4.9 7,989 7.9

Number of severe functional limitations:
1 ........................................ 6,979 3.6 2,710 2.9 4,270 4.2
2 ........................................ 3,956 2.0 1,460 1.6 2,496 2.5
3 or more ................................ 4,286 2.2 1,422 1.5 2,864 2.8

With an ADL limitation 7,919 4.1 3,013 3.2 4,907 4.8
Needs personal assistance................. 3,886 2.0 1,481 1.6 2,405 2.4


Getting around inside the home............. 3,664 1.9 1,376 1.5 2,288 2.3
Needs personal assistance................. 1,706 0.9 698 0.7 1,008 1.0
Getting in or out of bed or a chair........ 5,280 2.7 2,006 2.1 3,274 3.2
Needs personal assistance................. 2,022 1.0 796 0.9 1,227 1.2
Taking a bath or shower ................... 4,501 2.3 1,550 1.7 2,951 2.9
Needs personal assistance................. 2,718 1.4 1,028 1.1 1,691 1.7
Dressing .................................. 3,234 1.7 1,262 1.3 1,971 1.9
Needs personal assistance; ............... 2,060 1.1 866 0.9 1,193 1.2
Eating..................................... 1,077 0.6 437 0.5 640 0.6
Needs personal assistance................. 487 0.3 226 0.2 261 0.3
Using the toilet, including getting to the
toilet ................................... 2,084 1.1 767 0.8 1,317 1.3
Needs porsonal assistance.................. 1,157 0.6 477 0.5 680 0.7
Number of ADL limitations:
1...................................... 3,337 1.7 1,364 1.5 1,973 1.9
2...................................... 1,394 0.7 478 0.5 915 0.9
3 or more ............................. 3,189 1.6 1,171 1.2 2,018 2.0

Number of ADL's for which personal
assistance needed:

1...................................... 1,490 0 8 505 0.5 985 1.0
2...................................... 778 0.4 304 0.3 474 0.5
3 or more ............................. 1,618 0.8 672 0.7 944 0.9

With an IADL limitation.................. 11,694 6.0 4,601 4.9 7,093 7.0
Needs personal assistance.............. 8,705 4.5 3,145 3.4 5,560 5.5

Going outside the home, for example to
shop or visit a doctor's office ........ 7,809 4.0 2,759 2.9 5,050 5.0
Needs personal assistance.............. 6,011 3.1 2,017 2.2 3,994 3.9
Keeping track of money and bills........ 3,901 2.0 1,621 1.7 2,280 2.2
Needs personal assistance ............. 3,425 1.8 1,460 1.6 1,965 1.9
Preparing meals......................... 4,530 2.3 1,699 1.8 2,831 2.8
Needs personal assistance.............. 3,685 1.9 1,447 1.5 2,238 2.2

Doing light housework, such as washing
dishes or sweeping a floor ............. 6,313 3.2 2,191 2.3 4,122 4.1
Needs personal assistance.............. 4,745 2.4 1,626 1.7 3,119 3.1
Using the telephone .................... 3,130 1.6 1,749 1.9 1,381 1.4
Unable to use.......................... 933 0.5 509 0.5 424 0.4
Number of IADL limitations:
1 .................................... 5,021 2.6 2,117 2.3 2,904 2.9
2..................................... 2,482 1.3 918 1.0 1,564 1.5
3 or more ........................... 4,190 2.1 1,567 1.7 2,624 2.6

Number of IADL's for which personal
assistance needed:
1.................................... 3,668 1.9 1,292 1.4 2,375 2.3
2 ................................... 1,980 1.0 674 0.7 1,306 1.3
3 or more ........................... 3,057 1.6 1,178 1.3 1,879 1.8

Uses a wheelchair...................... 1,494 0.8 575 0.6 919 0.9
Does not use a wheelchair but has used a
cane, crutches, or a walker for 6 months
or longer........................... 3,962 2.0 1,547 1.7 2,415 2.4

Necds personal assistance with an
ADL or IADL............................ 9,211 4.7 3,383 3.6 5,828 5.7

With a mental or emotional disability.. 6,879 3.5 3,534 3.8 3,345 3.3
Mental retardation................... 1,224 0.6 716 0.8 508 0.5

PERSONS 16 TO 67 YEARS OLD
Total ............................... 167,899 100.0 82,261 100.0 85,638 100.0

With a work disability ................ 19,544 11.6 9,620 11.7 9,924 11.6

Prevented from working............... 8,632 5.1 3,922 4.8 4,710 5.5

PERSONS 16 YEARS OLD AND OVER

Total ............................... 192,348 100.0 92,220 100.0 100,128 100.0

With a housework disability............ 18,088 9.4 7,477 8.1 10,611 10.6

Unable to do housework............... 3,591 1.9 1,691 1.8 1,900 1.9