DD Data Brief: Mothers with Disabilities - Characteristics and Outcomes: An Analysis From the 1994/1995 NHIS-D

Part of the DD Data Brief series.
Lynda Lahti Anderson, Soo-Yong Byun, Charlie Lakin, Sheryl A Larson


A brief summarizing findings from the National Health Interview Survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of the Census, National Center on Health Statistics in 1994 and 1995. In these years, 202,560 people were surveyed using the National Health Interview Survey Disability Supplement (NHISD), including 140 mothers with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (ID/DD) and 1,081 mothers with other substantial functional limitations (FL Only). This DD Data Brief examines the characteristics and outcomes for mothers with disabilities and their children, estimates the number of mothers with ID/DD in the U.S. noninstitutionalized population, and examines factors that influence developmental outcomes for both mothers with disabilities and their children.


December 2005 
Volume 7, Number 3
Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC-CL)


  • Community life
    • Community supports and services
    • Parenting and family relationships
  • Specific life stage
    • Children
    • Adults
  • Culture and diversity
    • Women
  • Health and safety
    • Child welfare
  • Specific disability
    • Intellectual/developmental disability (IDD)