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This is a report based on household interviews with a representative sample of the US population during the period July 1963 to June 1965. It was discovered that about 5.4 million Americans have visual impairments; 8.5 million, hearing difficulties; 1.3 million, speech defects. There were about 1.5 million cases of paralysis, 2 million patients with missing extremities, and 17.7 million had orthopedic defects. This is a detailed analysis, classified according to demographic variables.
Prevalence of Selected Impairments, United States, July 1963-June 1965. Arch Intern Med. 1969;123(6):740. doi:10.1001/archinte.1969.00300160130049
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