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Statistics about Learning disabilities

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Learning disabilities:

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Prevalance of Learning disabilities: 4.6 million children (NHIS-97)

Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 59 or 1.69% or 4.6 million people in USA [about data]

Prevalance of Learning disabilities: Nearly 4 million school-age children have learning disabilities. (Source: excerpt from Learning Disabilities: NIMH)

Prevelance statistics about Learning disabilities:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Learning disabilities:

  • Nearly 4 million children have learning disabilities (NIMH)
  • 7.7% of children have ever been told they had a learning disability in the US 2001 (Summary Health Statistics for US Adults, National Health Interview Survey, 1999, NCHS, CDC)
  • more about prevalence...»

Society statistics for Learning disabilities

Hospitalization statistics for Learning disabilities:

The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Learning disabilities:

  • 0.0003% (28) of hospital consultant episodes were for dyslexia and other symbolic dysfunctions in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 89% of hospital consultant episodes for dyslexia and other symbolic dysfunctions required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 64% of hospital consultant episodes for dyslexia and other symbolic dysfunctions were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 36% of hospital consultant episodes for dyslexia and other symbolic dysfunctions were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 52% of hospital consultant episodes for dyslexia and other symbolic dysfunctions required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 21.5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for dyslexia and other symbolic dysfunctions in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for dyslexia and other symbolic dysfunctions in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 46 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for dyslexia and other symbolic dysfunctions in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 43% of hospital consultant episodes for dyslexia and other symbolic dysfunctions occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 18% of hospital consultant episodes for dyslexia and other symbolic dysfunctions occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 14% of hospital consultant episodes for dyslexia and other symbolic dysfunctions were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.002% (442) of hospital bed days were for dyslexia and other symbolic dysfunctions in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Learning disabilities. The term 'prevalence' of Learning disabilities usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Learning disabilities at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Learning disabilities refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Learning disabilities diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

 

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