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Similarities and differences in health conditions

This video explores the similarities and differences in health comparing people with ID with general population.

As we have explored in the video, people with an intellectual disability have differences in their health conditions compared to the general population.

A table of the differences in prevailing health conditions between the general public and people with an intellectual disability. The column with General Population includes Cardiovascular diseases, heart diseases, hypertension, stroke and diabetes. The column with ID Population includes eye disease, mental health conditions, neurological diseases, joint diseases, and gastrointestinal diseases. McCallion, P. et al (2013)

Thinking about these differences:

  • Were you aware that the most common health conditions for people with an intellectual disability differ than those of the general population?
  • Can you think of any reasons why health conditions differ?
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