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By Disability Type, The Percent Of Graduate And Professional Students Reporting Disabilities, By Type Of Degree Program (2000).
Disability Type Masters Degree Doctoral Degree Professional Degree Other Graduate Program
Hearing Impairment
5.7%
6.8%
8.4%
5.8%
Blind Or Visual Impairment
4.8%
6.7%
3.8%
2.2%
Orthopedic Or Mobility Impairment
27.3%
19.0%
34.2%
17.5%
Learning Disability
3.5%
5.3%
6.9%
1.7%
Health Problems
15.4%
19.3%
31.8%
32.3%
Mental Illness/Depression
15.3%
16.6%
2.9%
12.7%
Other Disabilities
28.1%
26.3%
12.0%
27.9%
Total
100%
100%
100%
100%
Any Disability
7.4%
9.0%
4.5%
8.1%

Note: Due to rounding, totals in each column may not sum exactly to 100%.

Percentages listed in the "Professional Degree" column refer only to students seeking their first professional degree.

The "Any Disability" row gives the percent of students in a degree program who reported a disability. For example, out of all Masters students, 7.4% reported a disability. The rest of the disability types listed in the rows represent a percent distribution of students who reported a disability.

To calculate the percent of all students in a particular degree program who reported a certain disability type, multiply the percent given for students in a particular degree program who reported a certain disability by the percent of all students in the degree program who reported any disability and divide the result by 100. Example:Calculate the percent of doctoral students who reported a hearing impairment.
This calculation would be: (6.8x9.0)/100=0.612% which is less than 1%.

Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2000.

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