Chapter 1. Epidemiological Issues

  1. Vee P. Prasher1 and
  2. Matthew P. Janicki2
  1. Helen Beange

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470776216.ch1

Physical Health of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Physical Health of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

How to Cite

Beange, H. (2002) Epidemiological Issues, in Physical Health of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities (eds V. P. Prasher and M. P. Janicki), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470776216.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Monyhull Hospital, Kings Norton, Birmingham

  2. 2

    University of Illinois at Chicago

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 20 SEP 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405102193

Online ISBN: 9780470776216

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Keywords:

  • adults;
  • disabilities;
  • mental retardation;
  • australia;
  • nutrition

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Definition of Intellectual Disability (Mental Retardation)

  • Age-Specific Prevalence of Intellectual Disability

  • Risk Factors for Ill-Health

  • Prevalence of Health Problems

  • Age Distribution of Health Problems

  • Sex Distribution of Health Problems

  • Distribution of Health Problems According to Level of Intelligence

  • Mortality

  • Morbidity

  • Individual Health Problems

  • Conclusion

  • References