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By State, Total Number Of People Reporting Self-Care Disabilities, By Employment Status For The Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population Age 16-20 Years (2000).
State Total Reporting
Self-Care Disability
Total Employed Total Not Employed
Alabama
2,422
401
2,021
Alaska
260
47
213
Arizona
2,804
675
2,129
Arkansas
1,846
288
1,558
California
20,564
3,938
16,626
Colorado
1,783
486
1,297
Connecticut
1,570
273
1,297
Delaware
346
83
263
District of Columbia
376
66
310
Florida
8,104
1,715
6,389
Georgia
4,717
949
3,768
Hawaii
473
76
397
Idaho
669
163
506
Illinois
6,898
1,648
5,250
Indiana
2,920
677
2,243
Iowa
1,499
422
1,077
Kansas
1,364
284
1,080
Kentucky
2,222
290
1,932
Louisiana
3,280
503
2,777
Maine
500
152
348
Maryland
2,708
549
2,159
Massachusetts
2,947
607
2,340
Michigan
4,856
1,037
3,819
Minnesota
2,144
569
1,575
Mississippi
2,156
274
1,882
Missouri
2,541
470
2,071
Montana
329
78
251
Nebraska
762
159
603
Nevada
769
153
616
New Hampshire
429
97
332
New Jersey
4,101
860
3,241
New Mexico
879
229
650
New York
11,202
1,605
9,597
North Carolina
4,159
851
3,308
North Dakota
296
40
256
Ohio
4,599
861
3,738
Oklahoma
1,861
464
1,397
Oregon
1,398
244
1,154
Pennsylvania
5,561
978
4,583
Rhode Island
462
78
384
South Carolina
2,598
560
2,038
South Dakota
387
185
202
Tennessee
3,108
586
2,522
Texas
12,544
2,569
9,975
Utah
1,369
384
985
Vermont
257
77
180
Virginia
3,222
494
2,728
Washington
2,754
611
2,143
West Virginia
1,027
95
932
Wisconsin
2,501
622
1,879
Wyoming
199
49
150

Note: People 5 years old and older are considered to have a self-care disability if they report one or more of the following lasting for 6 months or more: difficulty dressing, bathing, or getting around inside the home. Employment refers to civilians 16 years old and older who do any work at all during the week as paid employees, work in their own business, farm, profession, or work 15 hours or more as unpaid workers in a family business or farm. Employed does not refer to people who work only around their own house, work as unpaid volunteers, or are on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces.

To calculate the percent of those employed (or not employed) with a self-care disability by state, divide the number of those employed (or not employed) for a particular state by the total number of people reporting a self-care disability in the same state and multiply the result by 100. Example: Calculate the percent of those employed with a self-care disability in Oregon. This calculation would be: 244/1,398=.1745 and .1745x100=17.45%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000.

 

 

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