Is there an increased prevalence of severe learning disabilities among British Asians?

Eric Emerson, Sabiha Azmi, Chris Hatton, Amanda Caine, Richard Parrott, John Wolstenholme

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Abstract

Age-specific prevalence rates for learning disabilities among the Asian communities in three Metropolitan Boroughs in the North of England are presented. These data indicate that: (1) below school age there is little difference in the apparent prevalence of severe learning disabilities between the Asian and non-Asian communities; (2) between 5 and 34 years of age, however, the apparent prevalence of severe learning disabilities is approximately three times higher among the Asian community when compared with the non-Asian community.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-321
Number of pages5
JournalEthnicity and Health
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1997
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • British Asians
  • Learning disabilities

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