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Americans with Disabilities: 1997 - Table 1

TABLE 1. PREVALENCE OF DISABILITY BY AGE, SEX, RACE, AND HISPANIC ORIGIN: 1997
(August-November 1997 data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation. 
  Numbers in thousands.)

                                   With a disability by severity and need for assistance    
                                   All severities          Severe         Needs assistance  
                          Total    Number   Percent    Number   Percent    Number   Percent 
                                                                                            
BOTH SEXES, ALL RACES                                                                       
 All ages               267,665    52,596      19.7    32,970      12.3    10,076       3.8 
Under 15 years           59,606     4,661       7.8     2,256       3.8       224       0.4 
15 years and over       208,059    47,935      23.0    30,714      14.8     9,851       4.7 
  15 to 24 years         36,897     3,961      10.7     1,942       5.3       372       1.0 
  25 to 44 years         83,887    11,200      13.4     6,793       8.1     1,635       1.9 
  45 to 54 years         33,620     7,585      22.6     4,674      13.9     1,225       3.6 
  55 to 64 years         21,591     7,708      35.7     5,233      24.2     1,280       5.9 
  65 years and over      32,064    17,480      54.5    12,073      37.7     5,339      16.7 
    65 to 69 years        9,555     4,291      44.9     2,930      30.7       777       8.1 
    70 to 74 years        8,514     3,967      46.6     2,407      28.3       898      10.5 
    75 to 79 years        6,758     3,897      57.7     2,565      38.0     1,140      16.9 
    80 years and over     7,237     5,325      73.6     4,170      57.6     2,525      34.9 
                                                                                            
MALE, ALL RACES                                                                            
 All ages               130,985    24,331      18.6    14,754      11.3     4,149       3.2 
Under 15 years           30,494     3,015       9.9     1,502       4.9       130       0.4 
15 years and over       100,491    21,316      21.2    13,252      13.2     4,019       4.0 
  15 to 24 years         18,663     2,166      11.6     1,007       5.4       216       1.2 
  25 to 44 years         41,571     5,403      13.0     3,323       8.0       846       2.0 
  45 to 54 years         16,418     3,427      20.9     2,138      13.0       535       3.3 
  55 to 64 years         10,342     3,518      34.0     2,364      22.9       584       5.7 
  65 years and over      13,498     6,801      50.4     4,421      32.8     1,838      13.6 
    65 to 69 years        4,338     1,813      41.8     1,171      27.0       333       7.7 
    70 to 74 years        3,722     1,695      45.5     1,022      27.5       392      10.5 
    75 to 79 years        2,800     1,494      53.4       881      31.5       381      13.6 
    80 years and over     2,639     1,800      68.2     1,347      51.1       732      27.7 
                                                                                            
FEMALE, ALL RACES                                                                          
 All ages               136,680    28,265      20.7    18,216      13.3     5,927       4.3 
Under 15 years           29,112     1,646       5.7       754       2.6        95       0.3 
15 years and over       107,568    26,619      24.7    17,462      16.2     5,832       5.4 
  15 to 24 years         18,235     1,795       9.8       935       5.1       156       0.9 
  25 to 44 years         42,316     5,797      13.7     3,470       8.2       789       1.9 
  45 to 54 years         17,202     4,158      24.2     2,536      14.7       690       4.0 
  55 to 64 years         11,250     4,190      37.2     2,869      25.5       695       6.2 
  65 years and over      18,565    10,679      57.5     7,652      41.2     3,502      18.9 
    65 to 69 years        5,217     2,478      47.5     1,759      33.7       444       8.5 
    70 to 74 years        4,792     2,272      47.4     1,386      28.9       506      10.5 
    75 to 79 years        3,958     2,404      60.7     1,684      42.6       759      19.2 
    80 years and over     4,598     3,525      76.7     2,823      61.4     1,793      39.0 
        
        
 TABLE 1. PREVALENCE OF DISABILITY BY AGE, SEX, RACE, AND HISPANIC ORIGIN: 1997
(August-November 1997 data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation. 
  Numbers in thousands.)

                                   With a disability by severity and need for assistance    
                                   All severities          Severe         Needs assistance  
                          Total    Number   Percent    Number   Percent    Number   Percent 
                                                                                            
BOTH SEXES, WHITE                                                                           
NOT HISPANIC1                                                                                
 All ages               193,234    39,478      20.4    23,627      12.2     7,413       3.8 
Under 15 years           38,505     3,173       8.2     1,492       3.9       127       0.3 
15 to 24 years           24,307     2,727      11.2     1,206       5.0       286       1.2 
25 to 64 years          103,353    19,239      18.6    11,386      11.0     2,823       2.7 
65 years and over        27,069    14,338      53.0     9,544      35.3     4,177      15.4 
                                                                                            
MALE, WHITE                                                                                
NOT HISPANIC1                                                                                
 All ages                94,664    18,266      19.3    10,460      11.0     2,988       3.2 
Under 15 years           19,642     2,054      10.5       980       5.0        71       0.4 
15 to 24 years           12,236     1,502      12.3       611       5.0       157       1.3 
25 to 64 years           51,372     9,160      17.8     5,430      10.6     1,354       2.6 
65 years and over        11,414     5,550      48.6     3,439      30.1     1,406      12.3 
                                                                                            
FEMALE, WHITE                                                                              
NOT HISPANIC1                                                                                
 All ages                98,570    21,212      21.5    13,167      13.4     4,425       4.5 
Under 15 years           18,863     1,119       5.9       512       2.7        56       0.3 
15 to 24 years           12,071     1,225      10.2       595       4.9       129       1.1 
25 to 64 years           51,982    10,079      19.4     5,956      11.5     1,469       2.8 
65 years and over        15,655     8,787      56.1     6,105      39.0     2,771      17.7 
                                                                                            
BOTH SEXES, BLACK                                                                           
 All ages                34,369     7,338      21.3     5,382      15.7     1,495       4.3 
Under 15 years            9,584       800       8.4       397       4.1        32       0.3 
15 to 24 years            5,589       672      12.0       421       7.5        27       0.5 
25 to 64 years           16,538     4,136      25.0     3,187      19.3       776       4.7 
65 years and over         2,659     1,729      65.0     1,376      51.8       660      24.8 
                                                                                            
MALE, BLACK                                                                                
 All ages                16,048     3,380      21.1     2,511      15.6       621       3.9 
Under 15 years            4,858       517      10.6       285       5.9        25       0.5 
15 to 24 years            2,685       342      12.7       224       8.3        12       0.4 
25 to 64 years            7,457     1,879      25.2     1,493      20.0       371       5.0 
65 years and over         1,048       643      61.4       509      48.6       214      20.4 
                                                                                            
FEMALE, BLACK                                                                              
 All ages                18,322     3,957      21.6     2,871      15.7       873       4.8 
Under 15 years            4,726       284       6.0       112       2.4         7       0.1 
15 to 24 years            2,904       330      11.4       197       6.8        15       0.5 
25 to 64 years            9,081     2,257      24.9     1,695      18.7       405       4.5 
65 years and over         1,611     1,086      67.4       867      53.8       446      27.7 


 TABLE 1. PREVALENCE OF DISABILITY BY AGE, SEX, RACE, AND HISPANIC ORIGIN: 1997
(August-November 1997 data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation. 
  Numbers in thousands.)

                                   With a disability by severity and need for assistance    
                                   All severities          Severe         Needs assistance  
                          Total    Number   Percent    Number   Percent    Number   Percent 
                                                                                            
BOTH SEXES, ASIAN OR                                                                        
PACIFIC ISLANDER                                                                            
 All ages                 9,159     1,192      13.0       776       8.5       223       2.4 
Under 15 years            2,089        63       3.0        34       1.6         5       0.3 
15 to 24 years            1,454        77       5.3        33       2.3         5       0.4 
25 to 64 years            4,971       647      13.0       390       7.9        87       1.7 
65 years and over           645       404      62.6       317      49.2       125      19.4 
                                                                                            
MALE, ASIAN OR                                                                             
PACIFIC ISLANDER                                                                            
 All ages                 4,445       537      12.1       337       7.6        87       2.0 
Under 15 years            1,117        58       5.2        29       2.6         5       0.5 
15 to 24 years              733        52       7.1        18       2.5         5       0.7 
25 to 64 years            2,307       257      11.1       158       6.8        26       1.1 
65 years and over           288       171      59.4       132      45.7        50      17.3 
                                                                                            
FEMALE, ASIAN OR                                                                           
PACIFIC ISLANDER                                                                            
 All ages                 4,713       655      13.9       439       9.3       136       2.9 
Under 15 years              973         6       0.6         6       0.6         -         - 
15 to 24 years              720        25       3.5        15       2.1         -         - 
25 to 64 years            2,664       391      14.7       232       8.7        60       2.3 
65 years and over           357       233      65.3       186      52.0        75      21.1 
                                                                                            
BOTH SEXES, HISPANIC1                                                                        
 All ages                30,086     4,151      13.8     2,906       9.7       820       2.7 
Under 15 years            9,133       533       5.8       275       3.0        61       0.7 
15 to 24 years            5,398       414       7.7       251       4.7        39       0.7 
25 to 64 years           13,966     2,297      16.4     1,632      11.7       391       2.8 
65 years and over         1,590       907      57.1       748      47.0       329      20.7 
                                                                                            
MALE, HISPANIC1                                                                             
 All ages                15,372     1,937      12.6     1,311       8.5       387       2.5 
Under 15 years            4,676       329       7.0       174       3.7        32       0.7 
15 to 24 years            2,917       230       7.9       138       4.7        29       1.0 
25 to 64 years            7,094     1,002      14.1       712      10.0       178       2.5 
65 years and over           686       376      54.9       288      42.0       148      21.6 
                                                                                            
FEMALE, HISPANIC1                                                                           
 All ages                14,714     2,215      15.1     1,594      10.8       433       2.9 
Under 15 years            4,457       203       4.6       101       2.3        29       0.6 
15 to 24 years            2,481       185       7.4       113       4.6        10       0.4 
25 to 64 years            6,872     1,295      18.9       920      13.4       213       3.1 
65 years and over           904       531      58.8       460      50.9       181      20.0 


- Rounds to zero. 1 Hispanics may be of any race.


Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Disability |  Last Revised: 2013-02-25T14:30:21.246-05:00