Disability days, United States, 1971
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    Data are presented in this report on the total number and annual rates per person for disability days experienced by the civilian, noninstitutionalized population for 1971. Disability days included are restricted-activity days, bed days, work-loss days, and school-loss days. A day of restricted activity is defined as a day on which a person reduced his normal activities for the entire day because of illness or injury. Bed days, work-loss days, and school-loss days are included in the total number of restricted-activity days. Demographic characteristics used to described the persons with disability days are age, sex, place of residence, geographic region, famiIy income, usual activity, color, employment status, and for the currently employed population, industry and occupation. Previous reports of data from the Health Interview Survey on disability days are pubIished for July 1961-June 1962, July 1963-June 1964, July 1965-June 1966, and January-December 1968 in Vital and Health Statistics, Series 10, Numbers 4, 24, 47, and 67. Data on work-loss days for the currently employed during 1968 are discussed in Series 10, Number 71. Summary data from July 1965-June 1966 and January-December 1968 are also shown in this report for comparative purposes.
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    [by Mary H. Wilder and Alice N. Pearson, Division of Health Interview Statistics] Includes bibliographical references.
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