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DH-12.2 Data Details

DH-12.2 Reduce the number of children and youth with disabilities aged 21 years and under living in congregate care residences

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
28,890 (2009)
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Number of persons aged 21 years and under with disability who live in a large non-nursing, congregate care residences that serve 16 or more people
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the Survey of State Developmental Disabilities (DD) Directors, University of Minnesota, 2005:


Please indicate the number of individuals aged 21 and younger who live in each of the following categories of non-nursing, congregate care settings that serve individuals with developmental and other disabilities in these categories.,/i>

  1. 1-3 residents
  2. 4-6 residents
  3. 1-6 residents
  4. 7-15 residents
  5. 16+ residents.
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

State Developmental Disability Directors are asked to complete a form indicating how many individuals with developmental and other disabilities live in non-nursing congregate care facilities that serve persons with developmental and other disabilities. The information is abstracted and analyzed by investigators at the University of Minnesota and reported in Residential Services for Persons with Developmental Disabilities: Status and Trends.

Children and youth living in facilities with 16 or more residents are considered to live in large non nursing, congregate settings for people with developmental and other disabilities.


Additional resources about the objective.

  1. Lakin KC, Larson S, Salmi P, Scott N., eds. Residential services for persons with developmental disabilities: status and trends through 2008. Minneapolis (MN): University of Minnesota, Research and Training Center on Community Living, Institute on Community Integration, 2009.