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Figure 5-2.

Percentage of children ages 1217 ever having been diagnosed with a learning disability, by race/ethnicity and sex: 2008


Percentage of children ages 1217 ever having  been diagnosed with a learning disability, by race/ethnicity  and sex: 2008

1 Total includes other racial/ethnic groups not shown separately in the figure.
NOTE: Reporting standards for Asians, American Indians/Alaska Natives, and two or more races were not met; therefore, data for these groups are not shown in the figure. "Learning disability" is based on parent responses to the question "Has a representative from a school or a health professional ever told you that [child's name] had a learning disability?" Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2008.
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