The Southern Health and Social Services Board is one of four in the province and encompasses three administrative areas.
The survey included ascertained cases of mild learning disability, and both ascertained and unascertained individuals functioning at levels below IQ 50.
The prevalence of mild learning disability is within the limits reported in the literature and is discussed in the context of the'new morbidity'However, the rates of severe learning disability (IQ<50) in all three areas are high-between 7.9 and 10.2 per 1000 in the 15-19-years-old age group-and confirm the findings of an earlier survey.
Half of all cases live at home in'intact'families.
In families with a sole carer, the mother is seven times more likely to fill the role than the father.
Mots-clés Pascal : Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Arriération mentale, Déficience intellectuelle, Trouble développement, Irlande du Nord, Royaume Uni, Europe, Age, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Prevalence, Epidemiology, Mental retardation, Intellectual deficiency, Developmental disorder, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, Europe, Age, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0124053
Code Inist : 002B18C12. Création : 21/05/1997.