DD Data Brief: Problems in Defining Mental Retardation and Developmental Disability: Using the National Health Interview Survey

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A brief offering a second look at the 1997-2004 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and its usefulness in describing the characteristics and needs of persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities (ID/DD) in the non-institutionalized U.S. population. This issue describes the authors' attempt to create an operational definition of intellectual and developmental disability using the NHIS surveys.

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