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Table 2 Proportions of children with a DDA-defined disability reported as experiencing particular difficulties FRS, 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

  % [95% confidence interval] of population (weighted) % [95% confidence intervals] of disabled children (non-weighted)
Difficulty/problem experienced All Male Female p
Mobility 193,950 1.5 [1.3, 1.7] 150 20.7 [17.9, 23.8] 98 21.1 [17.8,25.3] 0.940
Lifting and carrying 84,759 0.7 [0.6, 0.8] 66 9.1 [7.2, 11.4] 44 9.5 [7.1, 12.5] 0.921
Manual dexterity 107,798 0.8 [0.7, 1.0] 93 12.8 [10.6,15.5] 41 8.8 [6.6, 11.7] 0.040
Continence 88,748 0.7 [0.6, 0.8] 66 9.1 [7.2, 11.4] 48 10.3 [7.9, 13.4] 0.556
Communication 255,534 2.0 [1.8, 2.2] 210 29.0 [25.8, 32.4] 106 22.8 [19.2, 26.8] 0.022
Memory, concentration, learning 288,203 2.2 [2.0, 2.4] 260 35.9 [32.5, 39.5] 96 20.6 [17.2, 24.6] <0.001
Recognising physical danger 171,352 1.3 [1.1, 1.5] 154 21.3 [18.5, 24.4] 55 11.8 [9.2, 15.1] <0.001
Physical coordination 167,585 1.3 [1.1, 1.5] 151 20.9 [18.1, 24.0] 64 13.8 [10.9, 17.2] 0.002
Other 268,427 2.1 [1.9, 2.3] 214 29.6 [26.4, 33.3] 135 29.0 [25.1, 33.3] 0.846
Difficulty if didn't take medication 247,898 1.9 [1.7, 2.1] 160 22.1 [19.2, 25.3] 141 30.0 [26.3, 34.7] 0.452
  1. CI calculations performed on CI Calculator for single proportions at http://www.pedro.org.au/english/downloads/confidence-interval-calculator/ accessed 8.12.09