Native Americans with Disabilities: A Comparison of Male and Female Eastern Tribal Members

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Chung-Fan Ni
Felicia Wilkins-Turner
Diane E. Liebert
Valerie Ellien
Corrine Harrington


Native Americans, disabilities, employment


This study identified prevalence of disabilities, employment, and rehabilitation needs of four eastern tribal members. Chi-square tests were conducted to compare females to their male counterparts. Females were more likely to experience arthritis and orthopedic challenges; males to experience substance abuse.  No gender difference in employment rate was found.  

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