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Medical Problems of Prisoners

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Table 3. Number of medical problems reported by inmates by gender, 2004

  Percent of prison inmates

Total Male Female

State inmates            
Number of current medical problems            
  0 56.2 % 57.1 % 43.3 %
  1 26.0   25.8   28.6  
  2 10.3   10.0   14.3  
  3 or more 7.5   7.1   13.9  
Federal inmates            
Number of current medical problems            
  0 61.5 % 62.5 % 47.8 %
  1 23.5   23.3   26.4  
  2 8.4   8.0   13.0  
  3 or more 6.7   6.2   12.8  



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