DD Data Brief: Service Use by and Needs of Adults with Functional Limitations or ID/DD in the NHIS-D: Difference by Age, Gender, and Disability

Part of the DD Data Brief series.
Sheryl A Larson, Charlie Lakin, Jinyong Huang


A brief summarizing findings from the National Health Interview Survey on Disability conducted by the U.S. Bureau of the Census, National Center on Health Statistics in 1994 and 1995. It is an extension of the April 2001 MR/DD Data Brief on characteristics of and service use by persons with MR/DD living in their own homes or with family members. This brief re-examines employment services and status, personal supports used and needed, professional and mental health services, previous longterm care services, transportation services, preventative health care, and waiting for services. The new component in this brief is an examination of how service use and needs vary by age (for persons 18-35 years versus persons 36 years and older), gender, and disability group (persons with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities [ID/DD] versus persons with one or more substantial functional limitations who do not meet the criteria of having ID/DD). It uses a series of logistic regressions to examine how the services and support needs vary by age, gender, and disability group after controlling for overall health status, race, and economic status.


December 2003 
Volume 5, Number 2
Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC-CL)


  • Community life
    • Community supports and services
    • Transportation
  • Specific life stage
    • Adolescents and young adults
    • Adults
  • Culture and diversity
    • Other cultural groups
    • Women
  • Housing and residential services
    • Community group residential
  • Employment and postsecondary education
    • Accommodations and supports
  • Health and safety
    • Healthcare
    • Mental health supports
  • Specific disability
    • Intellectual/developmental disability (IDD)