Learning Disorders Statistics

(Also Known As: Learning Disability Statistics, Nonverbal Learning Disorders Statistics, Learning Disorder NOS Statistics, Cognitive Learning Disorders Statistics)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

Incidence and Prevalence of Learning Disabilities

Learning disorders are quite prevalent among children in the United States and hits about 1 out of 10 children. It is most likely to occur in children requiring special health care. In calculating the prevalence of learning disorders among children below 18 years old, data was used from the 2003 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH). The aim of the study was to generate national and state specific incidence for various health indicators and measures of children’s health. It was designed to establish a connection between learning disabilities with asthma and diabetes 9.

According to the study, learning disorders are quite prominent among children with asthma and diabetes who are below 18 years old, in contrast with children without the condition. The prevalence of learning disorders in asthmatics and non-asthmatics was 14.4% and 9%, respectively.

The 2003 NSCH study also revealed that among diabetics and non-diabetics, the prevalence of learning disorders was 18.3% and 9.7%. According to the findings of the study, children with asthma and diabetes are more prone to learning disorders than those without the two conditions.

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Related Conditions

Asperger’s Syndrome – autism, restricted social interaction
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – inattention, impulsiveness, hyperactivity
Autism – impaired social interaction, impaired communication ability, Asperger’s Syndrome
Childhood Disintegrative Disorder – delayed development in language, motor skills and social functions, autism, repetitive behavior
Mental Retardation – sub-average cognitive function, developmental delays, learning disorders
Rett’s Disorder – pervasive developmental disorder, cognitive impairment, regressing condition