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By State, The Total Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population 5-15 Years Old Reporting A Disability, By Disability Type (2000).
State Total
Population Age 5-15
Total
Sensory Disability
Total
Physical Disability
Total
Mental Disability
Total
Self-Care Disability
Alabama
 700,447
 8,662
9,033 
 34,716
7,222
Alaska
 121,563
1,315 
975
5,617
875
Arizona
844,236
9,048
8,539
35,195
8,357
Arkansas
419,463
6,058
5,618
23,741
4,381
California
5,813,105
51,855
54,991
205,676 
60,885
Colorado
679,839
6,531
6,243
29,224
5,180
Connecticut
531,404
4,894
4,607
23,202
4,203
Delaware
122,018
1,107
1,273
7,048
1,080
District of Columbia
70,509
653
915
3,862
933
Florida
2,294,947 
 22,042
 24,076
111,729 
21,861
Georgia
1,341,021
12,885 
13,471
60,819
12,336
Hawaii
 184,176
1,255
1,453
7,238
1,146
Idaho
226,378
2,154
2,105
10,263
1,735
Illinois
2,014,340
18,799
19,519
87,242
19,599
Indiana
972,185
9,746
9,891
50,918
8,306
Iowa
456,330
3,734
3,492
21,304
3,061
Kansas
440,624
4,113
3,926
18,603
3,538
Kentucky
613,488
8,638
7,450
33,246
5,761
Louisiana
757,341
9,695
9,487
41,622
8,112
Maine
193,703
2,267
2,170
11,983
1,625
Maryland
 857,872
6,928
7,577
42,982
7,025
Massachusetts
942,381
7,963
8,706
49,040
8,941
Michigan
1,635,123
16,083
17,265
91,167
14,545
Minnesota
808,357
6,276
6,325
37,255 
6,035
Mississippi
481,366
5,924
6,210
20,947
5,431
Missouri
892,662
8,589
9,005
44,234
7,182
Montana
145,851
1,182
1,334
6,729
837
Nebraska
 278,137
2,379
2,225
11,338
1,695
Nevada
 314,719
2,661
2,709
11,599
2,502
New Hampshire
 199,403
1,724
1,687
11,694
1,612
New Jersey
 1,308,994
10,291
11,562
53,062
11,732
New Mexico
320,347
4,118
3,623
13,500
2,779
New York
2,937,665
28,933 
36,273
141,154
35,462
North Carolina
 1,220,536
11,988
12,071
 59,775
10,765
North Dakota
 100,623
870
833
4,736
693
Ohio
 1,809,199
 17,812
17,720
94,436
14,958
Oklahoma
547,962 
7,575
6,334 
27,208 
4,831
Oregon
524,612 
5,231 
 4,750
27,646 
4,288
Pennsylvania
1,858,354 
 16,481
17,458 
87,420 
15,085
Rhode Island
 156,956
 1,400
 1,540
8,983 
1,427
South Carolina
633,667
6,534
7,131
31,881
6,438
South Dakota
125,815
986
976
4,946
693
Tennessee
 868,433
10,122
9,950
44,684
8,047
Texas
3,618,995
40,258 
37,279
141,747
34,331
Utah
423,019 
3,812 
3,756 
 17,416
3,203
Vermont
 95,652
903 
 728
 5,435
584
Virginia
1,087,367 
8,850
9,695
56,153
9,041
Washington
 946,667
9,489
9,085
43,926
7,639
West Virginia
 251,302
3,776
3,806
15,095
2,716
Wisconsin
863,828
7,516
7,776
45,176
7,760
Wyoming
80,686
789
838
3,890
545

Note: People age 5 years old and over are considered to have a disability if they report one or more of the following criteria from one or more of the following categories as defined by the 2000 U.S. Census:
(a) sensory disability: blindness, deafness, or severe vision or hearing impairment;
(b) physical disability: substantial limitation in the ability to perform basic physical activities, such as walking, climbing stairs, reaching, lifting, or carrying;
(c) mental disability: difficulty learning, remembering, or concentrating;
(d) self-care disability: difficulty dressing, bathing, or getting around inside the home.

The same person could contribute a number (one frequency count) to more than one disability type listed in the table. Therefore, adding together the totals of different disability types for a particular state will not give the total number of people reporting a disability in that state. For example, the same person could report a sensory disability and a self-care disability. That person, thus, would add a number to the sensory total, as well as to the self-care total for their state. However, adding together the totals of different disability types for a particular state will give the number of actual disabilities reported in the state. For information on the total number of people reporting a disability by state see the State Table on total population reporting disability, by age group.

To find the percent of people age 5-15 in a state reporting a particular disability type, divide the total population age 5-15 reporting the disability type by the total population age 5-15 of the state. Example: Calculate the percent of people age 5-15 in Iowa reporting a physical disability. This calculation would be: 3,492/456,330=.0077 and .0077x100=0.77% which is less than 1%.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000

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