Re: New TECHWR-L Poll - ADD

Subject: Re: New TECHWR-L Poll - ADD
From: "Chris Christner" <cchris -at- toptechwriter -dot- us>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 14:27:09 -0600

This topic made me curious about ADD, so I looked up some statistics.
Those numbers prompted more research, so here are the sobering stats on
serious disorders and disabilities in this country:

ADHD: 0.04%

Autism: 0.0071%

Mental retardation: 0.028%

Blind and visually impaired: 0.04%

Depression and anxiety disorders: 0.076%

Hearing impairment up to age 54: 0.036%

Total: 22.71% (0.2271) out of 250,000,000 Americans or
56,775,000 people

These numbers are based on quick calculations made by a math-impaired tech
writer, but they're probably low when you consider they don't even count
those with other serious disablilities, i.e. type 1 & 2 diabetes,
emphysema, cancer, advanced heart disease, crohns disease, alcoholism,

The miracle is that anybody is healthy enough to work a 40 hour week! How
so many people can manage to work at all while dealing with their
illnesses is beyond me.

If you're in good health, be thankful,



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