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Medical Problems of Prisoners

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Table 5. Number of impairments reported by prison inmates by age, 2004

  Percent of prison inmates by age

Total 34 or younger 35 or older

State inmates            
Number of impairments            
  0 63.8 % 65.5 % 62.0 %
  1 20.5   19.9   21.2  
  2 9.9   9.9   9.9  
  3 or more 5.8   4.7   6.9  
Federal inmates            
Number of impairments            
  0 75.6 % 79.1 % 72.3 %
  1 16.3   14.1   18.2  
  2 5.9   5.2   6.6  
  3 or more 2.3   1.6   2.8  


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


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