Health status and health risks of the ‘hidden majority’ of adults with intellectual disability

Emerson, Eric (2011) Health status and health risks of the ‘hidden majority’ of adults with intellectual disability. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 49 (3). pp. 155-165. ISSN 1934-9491

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Abstract

Little is known about the health status of and health risks faced by adults with intellectual disability who do not use intellectual disability services. Self-report data collected from 1,022 people with mild intellectual disability in England indicated that people who do not use intellectual disability services are more likely to smoke tobacco and less likely to access some health services and promotion activities than those who do use these services. In addition, they are more likely to be exposed to some known social determinants of poorer health (greater material hardship, greater neighborhood deprivation, reduced community, and social participation).

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Uncontrolled Keywords:
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ID Code:
49120
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Deposited On:
25 Jul 2011 08:08
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Yes
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Published
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24 Mar 2020 02:45