Annual report of the National Intellectual Disability Database Committee 2009

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/298244
Title:
Annual report of the National Intellectual Disability Database Committee 2009
Authors:
Kelly, Caraiosa; Craig, Sarah; Kelly, Fionnola
Publisher:
Health Research Board (HRB)
Issue Date:
2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/298244
Additional Links:
http://www.hrb.ie/uploads/tx_hrbpublications/Annual_Report_of_the_National_Intellectual_Disability_Database_Committee_2009_01.pdf
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
There were 26,066 people registered on the National Intellectual Disability Database (NIDD) in December 2009, representing a prevalence rate of 6.15 per 1,000 population. The administrative prevalence rate for mild intellectual disability was 2.04 per 1,000 and the prevalence rate for moderate, severe or profound intellectual disability was 3.65 per 1,000. There were more males than females at all levels of intellectual disability, with an overall ratio of 1.30 to 1. The total number with moderate, severe or profound intellectual disability has increased by 37% since the first Census of Mental Handicap in the Republic of Ireland was carried out in 1974. One of the factors contributing to this increase in numbers is the growth in the general population over the period. Of the people with moderate, severe or profound intellectual disability, the proportion who were aged 35 years or over increased from 29% in 1974 to 38% in 1996, and to 49% in 2009. This reflects an increase in the lifespan of people with intellectual disability. This changing age profile observed in the data over the past three decades has major implications for service planning; it points to an ongoing high level of demand for full-time residential services, support services for ageing caregivers, and services designed specifically to meet the needs of older people with intellectual disability. This helps to explain the ongoing demand for additional resources for this sector.
Keywords:
LEARNING DISABILITY; STATISTICAL DATA
Local subject classification:
INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES
Series/Report no.:
HRB statistics series 8
ISSN:
1393–9904

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Caraiosaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCraig, Sarahen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Fionnolaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-14T11:58:37Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-14T11:58:37Z-
dc.date.issued2010-
dc.identifier.issn1393–9904-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/298244-
dc.descriptionThere were 26,066 people registered on the National Intellectual Disability Database (NIDD) in December 2009, representing a prevalence rate of 6.15 per 1,000 population. The administrative prevalence rate for mild intellectual disability was 2.04 per 1,000 and the prevalence rate for moderate, severe or profound intellectual disability was 3.65 per 1,000. There were more males than females at all levels of intellectual disability, with an overall ratio of 1.30 to 1. The total number with moderate, severe or profound intellectual disability has increased by 37% since the first Census of Mental Handicap in the Republic of Ireland was carried out in 1974. One of the factors contributing to this increase in numbers is the growth in the general population over the period. Of the people with moderate, severe or profound intellectual disability, the proportion who were aged 35 years or over increased from 29% in 1974 to 38% in 1996, and to 49% in 2009. This reflects an increase in the lifespan of people with intellectual disability. This changing age profile observed in the data over the past three decades has major implications for service planning; it points to an ongoing high level of demand for full-time residential services, support services for ageing caregivers, and services designed specifically to meet the needs of older people with intellectual disability. This helps to explain the ongoing demand for additional resources for this sector.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Research Board (HRB)en_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesHRB statistics series 8en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.hrb.ie/uploads/tx_hrbpublications/Annual_Report_of_the_National_Intellectual_Disability_Database_Committee_2009_01.pdfen_GB
dc.subjectLEARNING DISABILITYen_GB
dc.subjectSTATISTICAL DATAen_GB
dc.subject.otherINTELLECTUAL DISABILITIESen_GB
dc.titleAnnual report of the National Intellectual Disability Database Committee 2009en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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