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Children with a disability by disability type in New Hampshire

Children with a disability by disability type

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Definition and Source



Children under age 18 with a disability residing in New Hampshire.

The American Community Survey defines disability as "the product of interactions among individuals’ bodies; their physical, emotional, and mental health; and the physical and social environment in which they live, work, or play. Disability exists where this interaction results in limitations of activities and restrictions to full participation at school, at work, at home, or in the community. For example, disability
may exist where a child has difficulty learning because the school cannot accommodate the child’s deafness."

Read more about how the American Community Survey defines disability and surveys people on this subject in the Subject Definitions of the Technical Documentation on the American Community Survey website, here: Technical Documentation.

Disability types as defined by the American Community Survey:
Hearing difficulty: deaf or had serious difficulty hearing
Vision difficulty: blind or had serious difficulty seeing even when wearing glasses
Cognitive difficulty: serious difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
Ambulatory difficulty: serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs
Self-care difficulty: difficulty dressing or bathing.

Data Source

U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates, 2019-2021, Table S1810


Last Updated

March 2023