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Good call on noticing the %, Dave, but I suspect it's probably somewhere
between yours (way too low, considering anxiety/depression) and his,
which do seem pretty high, but I'd guess a lot has to do with the
But this is the first time I actually looked at the numbers: the ones
for ADHD and retardation seem to be very high (IMHO). I wonder if
humans are devolving or this is a stable number across time.
From: dmbrown -at- brown-inc -dot- com
Chris Christner wrote:
> 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
SEe the percent signs after each number? If they're supposed to be
then you're off by a factor of 100.
The numbers you listed add up to 0.2271%, or 567,750 (of 250 million).
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