Medico-Social Research Board census of the mentally handicapped in the Republic of Ireland 1974: non residential.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559387
Title:
Medico-Social Research Board census of the mentally handicapped in the Republic of Ireland 1974: non residential.
Other Titles:
The prevalence of mental handicap in the Republic of Ireland.
Authors:
Medico-Social Research Board; Mulcahy, Michael
Citation:
Medico-Social Research Board, Mulcahy, Michael. 1975. Medico-Social Research Board census of the mentally handicapped in the Republic of Ireland 1974: non residential.. Dublin: Medico-Social Research Board.
Publisher:
Medico-Social Research Board
Issue Date:
1975
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559387
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
There were 4,863 forms returned in the Census. Of this total 3,254 or 66.9 per cent referred to moderate mental handicap, 1,278 or 26.3 per cent to severe mental handicap and 33I or 6·8 per cent to profound mental handicap. Age Of all returns, 277 were in respect of the four to five year age-group. By extrapolation we can assume that at least I, I 08 further mentally handicapped chilliren were under 4 years. Apart from 304 cases of Down's syndrome these were not counted in the Census. The greatest number returned for any five-year age-group was 955 or 19.6 per cent for the years five to nine. There is a gradual deadline from this number in each subsequent fire year group Such a change would be expected from the effect of deaths and admissions to residential care. Examination of the number expressed as rates per 100,000 of the population does not show a similar falling off. Instead after a decline in the 10 to 14 age group, there is a steady rate for those at home until after the age of 35. This phenomenon is chiefly due to the relatively large numbers of moderately mentally handicapped young adults who were returned as living at home .
Keywords:
LEARNING DISABILITY; YOUNG ADULT; AGE GROUP; DOWN SYNDROME; INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMedico-Social Research Boarden
dc.contributor.authorMulcahy, Michaelen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-09T16:01:34Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-09T16:01:34Zen
dc.date.issued1975en
dc.identifier.citationMedico-Social Research Board, Mulcahy, Michael. 1975. Medico-Social Research Board census of the mentally handicapped in the Republic of Ireland 1974: non residential.. Dublin: Medico-Social Research Board.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559387en
dc.descriptionThere were 4,863 forms returned in the Census. Of this total 3,254 or 66.9 per cent referred to moderate mental handicap, 1,278 or 26.3 per cent to severe mental handicap and 33I or 6·8 per cent to profound mental handicap. Age Of all returns, 277 were in respect of the four to five year age-group. By extrapolation we can assume that at least I, I 08 further mentally handicapped chilliren were under 4 years. Apart from 304 cases of Down's syndrome these were not counted in the Census. The greatest number returned for any five-year age-group was 955 or 19.6 per cent for the years five to nine. There is a gradual deadline from this number in each subsequent fire year group Such a change would be expected from the effect of deaths and admissions to residential care. Examination of the number expressed as rates per 100,000 of the population does not show a similar falling off. Instead after a decline in the 10 to 14 age group, there is a steady rate for those at home until after the age of 35. This phenomenon is chiefly due to the relatively large numbers of moderately mentally handicapped young adults who were returned as living at home .en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMedico-Social Research Boarden
dc.subjectLEARNING DISABILITYen
dc.subjectYOUNG ADULTen
dc.subjectAGE GROUPen
dc.subjectDOWN SYNDROMEen
dc.subjectINTELLECTUAL DISABILITIESen
dc.titleMedico-Social Research Board census of the mentally handicapped in the Republic of Ireland 1974: non residential.en
dc.title.alternativeThe prevalence of mental handicap in the Republic of Ireland.en
dc.typeReporten
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