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Americans with Disabilities: 1997 - Table 4

TABLE 4. DISABILITY STATUS, EMPLOYMENT, AND ANNUAL RATE OF EARNINGS: INDIVIDUALS 21 TO 64 YEARS OLD: 1997
  (August-November 1997 data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation. Numbers in thousands.)

                                                               Employed         Median earnings       Mean earnings    
                                                   Total    Number   Percent     Value  Std. err.     Value  Std. err. 
                                                                                                                       
Both sexes                                       152,886   119,616      78.2   $22,941       $151   $30,155       $358 
                                                                                                                       
DISABILITY STATUS                                                                                                      
With a disability                                 27,802    13,991      50.3   $17,669       $423   $23,373       $731 
  Severe                                          17,409     5,464      31.4   $13,272       $651   $18,631       $800 
     Covered by Medicare,                                                                                              
      or received SSI                              6,920       909      13.1    $4,944       $671    $8,836       $849 
        Covered by Medicare                        4,330       536      12.4    $4,493       $716    $8,215     $1,033 
        Received SSI                               3,627       466      12.9    $4,737     $1,037    $8,808     $1,215 
     Not covered by Medicare and                                                                                       
      did not receive SSI                         10,490     4,555      43.4   $15,541       $676   $20,586       $930 
        Received Social Security                   1,196       135      11.3    $5,939     $1,923    $7,803     $1,614 
          Prevented from working                     865         -         -         -          -         -          - 
          Not prevented from working                 331       135      40.6    $5,939     $1,923    $7,803     $1,614 
        Did not receive Social Security            9,294     4,420      47.6   $15,989       $669   $20,976       $954 
          Prevented from working                   3,279         -         -         -          -         -          - 
          Not prevented from working               6,014     4,420      73.5   $15,989       $669   $20,976       $954 
  Not severe                                      10,393     8,527      82.0   $20,457       $508   $26,412     $1,078 
     Received Social Security                        492       191      38.8    $6,815       $976    $8,998     $1,515 
     Did not receive Social Security               9,901     8,337      84.2   $20,795       $515   $26,810     $1,100 
No disability                                    125,084   105,624      84.4   $23,654       $157   $31,053       $394 
     Received Social Security                      2,015       714      35.4    $7,690       $741   $10,972     $1,470 
     Did not receive Social Security             123,068   104,910      85.2   $23,775       $157   $31,190       $396 
                                                                                                                       
FUNCTIONAL LIMITATIONS                                                                                                
Had difficulty seeing words/letters                3,664     1,519      41.5   $16,791       $974   $21,559     $1,229 
   Severe                                            669       200      29.9   $15,781     $1,815   $19,714     $3,782 
   Not severe                                      2,995     1,319      44.0   $17,109     $1,271   $21,838     $1,293 
Had difficulty hearing conversation                3,514     2,176      61.9   $23,483       $971   $29,290     $2,122 
   Severe                                            323       150      46.5   $21,750     $4,058   $31,889     $5,903 
   Not severe                                      3,192     2,026      63.5   $23,574       $963   $29,098     $2,237 
Had difficulty with speech                         1,281       476      37.1   $14,836     $1,543   $17,802     $1,680 
   Severe                                            252        61      24.1    $3,084     $7,294   $10,712     $3,837 
   Not severe                                      1,029       415      40.3   $15,315     $1,566   $18,837     $1,811 
Had difficulty walking                             9,150     3,108      34.0   $16,445       $806   $20,990     $1,515 
   Severe                                          3,915       882      22.5   $14,677     $1,823   $18,222     $1,413 
   Not severe                                      5,235     2,226      42.5   $17,205     $1,025   $22,085     $2,037 
Had difficulty using stairs                        9,436     3,304      35.0   $16,172       $807   $20,860     $1,160 
   Severe                                          2,333       450      19.3   $11,529     $2,407   $17,979     $2,200 
   Not severe                                      7,103     2,854      40.2   $16,650       $824   $21,315     $1,296
Had difficulty lifting/carrying 10 lbs.            7,247     2,178      30.1   $15,883     $1,173   $20,218       $993 
   Severe                                          3,304       666      20.2   $13,556     $1,988   $19,024     $1,694 
   Not severe                                      3,943     1,512      38.4   $16,746     $1,216   $20,743     $1,218 
Had difficulty grasping objects                    3,628     1,403      38.7   $16,268     $1,467   $20,723     $1,226 
   Severe                                            265        87      32.8   $17,226     $7,762   $31,985    $10,579 
   Not severe                                      3,362     1,317      39.2   $16,189     $1,509   $19,979     $1,088 
                                                                                                                       
ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING                                                                                             
With an ADL limitation                             4,016     1,055      26.3   $14,857     $1,966   $21,460     $1,731 
   Needed personal assistance                      1,668       280      16.8    $8,731     $3,340   $16,985     $3,040 
   Did not need personal assistance                2,348       775      33.0   $17,225     $2,134   $23,078     $2,068 
Had difficulty getting around inside               1,459       222      15.2   $10,857     $3,218   $17,437     $3,206 
   Needed personal assistance                        662        62       9.3    $2,474     $1,466    $8,122     $3,066 
   Did not need personal assistance                  796       160      20.1   $13,552     $3,686   $21,022     $4,091 
Had difficulty getting in/out of bed/chair         3,028       797      26.3   $14,402     $2,175   $21,279     $2,053 
   Needed personal assistance                      1,078       183      17.0    $9,965     $5,263   $17,892     $3,604 
   Did not need personal assistance                1,949       614      31.5   $15,425     $2,315   $22,288     $2,431 
Had difficulty taking a bath or shower             2,061       407      19.8   $11,386     $3,311   $20,572     $2,640 
   Needed personal assistance                      1,019       136      13.3    $9,991     $7,664   $19,661     $5,135 
   Did not need personal assistance                1,042       271      26.1   $12,153     $3,829   $21,028     $3,012 
Had difficulty dressing                            1,608       312      19.4   $13,710     $3,872   $23,293     $3,688 
   Needed personal assistance                        903       145      16.1   $10,062     $4,733   $18,009     $4,107 
   Did not need personal assistance                  706       167      23.7   $17,449     $4,329   $27,877     $5,767 
Had difficulty eating                                619       130      21.1   $14,934     $8,331   $23,640     $4,750 
   Needed personal assistance                        250        22       8.6   $31,865    $16,794   $28,855    $11,432 
   Did not need personal assistance                  368       109      29.5   $12,286     $7,832   $22,600     $5,190 
Had difficulty getting to/using the toilet           868       117      13.5   $11,018     $5,756   $17,725     $4,230 
   Needed personal assistance                        500        46       9.2    $8,218    $13,888   $18,433     $6,967 
   Did not need personal assistance                  368        71      19.2   $11,538     $5,233   $17,263     $5,306 




 TABLE 4. DISABILITY STATUS, EMPLOYMENT, AND ANNUAL RATE OF EARNINGS: INDIVIDUALS 21 TO 64 YEARS OLD: 1997
   (August-November 1997 data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation. Numbers in thousands.)

                                                               Employed         Median earnings       Mean earnings    
                                                   Total    Number   Percent     Value  Std. err.     Value  Std. err. 
                                                                                                                       
INSTRUMENTAL ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING                                                                                
With an IADL limitation                            5,776     1,427      24.7   $11,767     $1,357   $18,406     $1,355 
   Needed personal assistance                      4,021       825      20.5    $9,423     $1,536   $15,959     $1,815 
   Did not need personal assistance                1,755       602      34.3   $16,612     $2,119   $21,765     $1,989 
Had difficulty going outside alone                 3,421       543      15.9    $9,054     $1,778   $15,639     $1,929 
   Needed personal assistance                      2,377       310      13.1    $4,964     $2,433   $13,741     $2,705 
   Did not need personal assistance                1,044       232      22.2   $14,608     $3,437   $18,176     $2,642 
Had difficulty keeping track of money/bills        2,056       424      20.6    $5,519     $1,332   $11,169     $1,735 
   Needed personal assistance                      1,646       342      20.8    $4,492       $903    $9,375     $1,787 
   Did not need personal assistance                  410        82      20.0   $11,999     $4,841   $18,636     $4,497 
Had difficulty preparing meals                     1,916       286      14.9    $7,744     $3,005   $15,250     $2,739 
   Needed personal assistance                      1,491       194      13.0    $4,189     $2,458   $11,606     $2,620 
   Did not need personal assistance                  425        92      21.6   $15,059     $4,808   $22,962     $6,075 
Had difficulty doing light housework               2,804       534      19.1   $12,037     $2,626   $19,470     $2,340 
   Needed personal assistance                      1,943       305      15.7   $12,525     $3,526   $20,401     $3,307 
   Did not need personal assistance                  861       229      26.6   $11,339     $3,513   $18,231     $3,210 
Had difficulty taking prescriptions                1,636       355      21.7    $6,989     $1,848   $12,205     $1,972 
   Needed personal assistance                      1,202       237      19.7    $4,979     $2,164   $11,902     $2,647 
   Did not need personal assistance                  434       118      27.2   $10,020     $2,743   $12,814     $2,631 
Had difficulty using the telephone                   988       352      35.6   $18,547     $2,776   $24,979     $3,421 
   Unable to use ordinary phone                      371       110      29.7   $16,018     $8,951   $23,631     $7,813 
   Able to use ordinary phone                        617       242      39.2   $19,758     $3,242   $25,593     $3,481 

USE OF AMBULATORY AIDS                                                                                                    
Used a wheelchair                                    877       194      22.2   $21,240     $6,207   $28,307     $4,559 
Used a cane/crutches/walker                        2,173       539      24.8   $17,358     $2,477   $21,119     $1,968 

MENTAL DISABILITIES                                                                                                       
With a disability                                  8,987     3,328      37.0   $13,534       $697   $20,353     $1,653 
With one or more selected conditions               5,370     2,213      41.2   $13,293       $764   $21,111     $2,393 
   Had a learning disability                       2,468     1,360      55.1   $16,042     $1,368   $25,645     $3,798 
   Had mental retardation                          1,071       337      31.5    $5,423     $1,700    $8,191     $1,113 
   Had Alzheimers, senility, or dementia             621       141      22.7   $11,610     $3,545   $12,932     $2,341 
   Had other mental/emotional condition            2,599       764      29.4   $10,578     $1,612   $15,424     $1,299 
With one or more selected symptoms
 that seriously interfered with
 everyday activities                               4,723     1,414      29.9   $12,643     $1,190   $18,081     $1,204 
   Was frequently depressed or anxious             4,055     1,228      30.3   $12,752     $1,254   $18,688     $1,346 
   Had trouble getting along with others           1,239       284      22.9    $7,090     $1,793   $13,103     $2,001 
   Had trouble concentrating                       2,459       571      23.2    $8,682     $2,124   $15,130     $1,621 
   Had trouble coping with stress                  3,356       906      27.0   $11,571     $1,672   $16,559     $1,252   
Had difficulty keeping track of money/bills        2,056       424      20.6    $5,519     $1,332   $11,169     $1,735 
                                                                                                                       
WORKING AT A JOB                                                                                                          
With disability-related employment problems       17,526     6,114      34.9   $13,848       $606   $19,086       $845 
Has had difficulty remaining employed or                                                                               
  finding a job                                   10,744     2,271      21.1    $7,975       $761   $13,823       $888 
Was limited in kind or amount of work that                                                                                  
  could be done                                   16,081     5,487      34.1   $13,889       $599   $19,216       $920 
   Was prevented from working at a job             9,371         -         -         -          -         -          - 
   Was not prevented from working at a job         6,710     5,487      81.8   $13,889       $599   $19,216       $920 

DISABILITY DOMAINS                                                                                                     
With a disability in one domain                   16,984     9,830      57.9   $18,608       $501   $24,452       $955 
   Communication                                   1,981     1,660      83.8   $24,668       $982   $31,274     $2,678 
   Physical                                       12,239     6,508      53.2   $17,708       $591   $22,869       $983 
   Mental                                          2,765     1,662      60.1   $14,704     $1,095   $23,838     $3,122 
With a disability in two domains                   7,389     2,976      40.3   $15,731       $740   $20,622       $876 
   Communication and physical                      3,184     1,678      52.7   $18,480     $1,556   $23,594     $1,215 
   Communication and mental                          497       250      50.2    $9,261     $2,677   $12,986     $1,968 
   Physical and mental                             3,708     1,049      28.3   $12,679     $1,254   $17,685     $1,410 
With a disability in three domains                 2,017       368      18.2   $13,231     $2,576   $17,209     $2,235 
Domain(s) not identified                           1,412       818      57.9   $16,281     $1,922   $23,186     $3,636 
No disability                                    125,084   105,624      84.4   $23,654       $157   $31,053       $394 

- Rounds to zero.


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