A longitudinal study of numbers of males and females in mental retardation services by age, IQ and placement

S. A. Richardson, H. Koller, Mindy Joy Katz

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Abstract

A year-by-year analysis up to age 22 was carried out of the numbers of males and females in a birth cohort receiving mental retardation services in a British city. A slight excess of males was found during childhood, with the largest excess occurring at the upper end of the IQ range, the borderline area for classifying children as mentally retarded. There was also a large male excess found in residential care at each age. During the young adult years, this predominance of males in residential care was offset by an excess of females attending day care centres, leading to almost equality of numbers of males and females receiving some sort of services during this period. Possible explanations for the findings were discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-300
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Mental Deficiency Research
Volume30
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1986

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Intellectual Disability
Longitudinal Studies
Mentally Disabled Persons
Young Adult
Excess
Mental Retardation
Longitudinal Study
Placement
Parturition
Residential Care

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A longitudinal study of numbers of males and females in mental retardation services by age, IQ and placement. / Richardson, S. A.; Koller, H.; Katz, Mindy Joy.

In: Journal of Mental Deficiency Research, Vol. 30, No. 3, 1986, p. 291-300.

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