Ethnicity

Total Number

N In Disability

Comp. Index

Risk Index

Odds Ratio

Traumatic Brain Injury

American Indian/Alaskan Native

526,719

203

1.57

0.04%

1.23

Asian/Pacific Islander

1,794,189

294

2.27

0.02%

0.52

Black

7,785,863

2,050

15.84

0.03%

0.84

Hispanic

6,819,434

1,330

10.28

0.02%

0.62

White

28,937,632

9,063

70.04

0.03%

 

Total

45,863,813

12,940

 

0.03%

 

Deaf-Blind

American Indian/Alaskan Native

526,719

27

1.72

0.01%

1.52

Asian/Pacific Islander

1,794,189

174

11.08

0.01%

2.88

Black

7,785,863

178

11.34

0.00%

0.68

Hispanic

6,819,434

215

13.69

0.00%

0.93

White

28,937,632

976

62.17

0.00%

 

Total

45,863,813

1,570

100

0.00%

 

Developmental Delay

American Indian/Alaskan Native

526,719

57

0.48

0.01%

0.43

Asian/Pacific Islander

1,794,189

94

0.79

0.01%

0.21

Black

7,785,863

4,005

33.78

0.05%

2.06

Hispanic

6,819,434

469

3.96

0.01%

0.28

White

28,937,632

7,231

60.99

0.02%

 

Total

45,863,813

11,856

 

0.03%

 

NOTES: OSEP data are taken from the 1998-1999 child count, and indices were calculated using estimated K-12 total enrollment data from the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data, School Universe Survey, 1998-99, compiled by Mark Glander, National Education Data Resource Center, 4/26/01. Total enrollment for Idaho, estimated from total population, broken down by racial/ethnic category based on OSEP report for children ages 6-21 (AI = 1.26; API = 1.06; B = 0.43; Hisp. = 10.28; White = 86.98).

Other Health Impairment: The risk index across racial/ethnic groups for other health impairment is 0.48 percent. Risk indices range from 0.16 percent for Asian/Pacific Islander students to 0.58 percent for white students, who constitute over 75 percent of all children identified as having some other health impairment. Odds ratios reveal that in comparison to white students, all other racial/ethnic groups are less at risk for being served, with risk being far lower for Asian/Pacific Islander (OR = 0.28) and Hispanics (OR = 0.46). Interpretation of these figures may be compromised by the use of this category to serve some children diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder but not qualifying under the LD category.



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