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Table 1 Child population prevalence estimates for DDA-defined disability, by sex, age and ethnic group, UK, 2004/5

From: Prevalence of childhood disability and the characteristics and circumstances of disabled children in the UK: secondary analysis of the Family Resources Survey

  n % [95% confidence intervals]
All children 952,741 7.3 [6.9. 7.7]
Sex   
Boys 583,278 8.8 [8.2, 9.4]
Girls 369,463 5.8 [5.3, 6.3]
Age   
0-4 years 129,074 3.7 [3.2, 4.3]
5-11 years 409,862 8.2 [7.6, 8.9]
12-15 years 302,485 9.5 [8.6, 10.5]
16-18 years 111,320 8.5 [7.2, 10.0]
Ethnicit y   
White UK/other 870,603 7.6 [7.2, 8.0]
Mixed parentage 12,186 9.5 [5.4, 14.7]
Indian 7,947 2.7 [1.4, 5.4]
Pakistani and Bangladeshi 24,097 5.1 [3.4, 7.6]
Black or Black British 26,610 7.1 [5.1, 9.9]
Other ethnic group 11,298 4.4 [3.6, 7.2]