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Medical Problems of Prisoners

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Appendix table 1. Standard errors of state and federal inmates with medical problems, impairments, or injuries since admission by gender and age, 2004

Standard error for estimated percentages

Current  medical problem   Any impairment   Since admission

Had surgery Dental problem Injured accident Injured fight

State inmates                            
   All inmates 0.73 %   0.70 %   0.48 % 0.73 % 0.61 % 0.54 %
Gender                            
  Male 0.71 %   0.69 %   0.47 % 0.72 % 0.60 % 0.53 %
  Female 1.17     1.14     0.78   1.16   0.93   0.66  
Age                            
  24 or younger 1.51 %   1.67 %   0.82 % 1.69 % 1.44 % 1.31 %
  25-34 1.21     1.21     0.74   1.28   1.09   0.95  
  35-44 1.33     1.28     0.91   1.32   1.10   0.98  
  45 or older 1.55     1.65     1.38   1.64   1.36   1.14  
Federal inmates
  All inmates 1.38 %   1.22 %   0.92 % 1.42 % 1.20 % 0.78 %
Gender                            
  Male 1.36 %   1.20 %   0.90 % 1.40 % 1.18 % 0.79 %
  Female 2.35     2.06     1.72   2.35   2.03   0.87  
Age                            
  24 or younger 3.87 %   3.95 %   1.76 % 4.51 % 4.06 % 2.52 %
  25-34 2.07     1.85     1.65   2.30   1.99   1.31  
  35-44 2.60     2.22     1.61   2.65   2.2   1.50  
  45 or older 2.84     2.76     2.45   2.84   2.33   1.51  


Source: Survey of Inmates in State and Federal Correctional Facilities, 2004.
  See also Methodology.
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