The information that follows is derived from the new 1997 Texas Deafblind Census. If you have questions about the census, please contact Deafblind Outreach (512) 206-9242 or Project Access (806) 742-2334.

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1997 Deafblind Census of Texas

Breakdown by Age*

The following table presents information in a linear format. Use the down arrow to move from area to area within the table. Each row lists AGE followed by the number of students reported.

0 - 15

1 - 29

2 - 30

3 - 24

4 - 30

5 - 47

6 - 46

7 - 46

8 - 49

9 - 34

10 - 43

11 - 43

12 - 37

13 - 31

14 - 36

15 - 30

16 - 42

17 - 33

18 - 20

19 - 41

20 - 14

21 - 0

22 - 0

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Breakdown by Age* and Gender

The following speech friendly table presents information in a linear format (or you can view the table in a more typical visual format). Use the down arrow to move between fields within the table. The table fields are all labeled and are in the following order:

Age Range (labeled Age)

Number of Males followed by percentage of total (labeled Male)

Number of Females followed by percentage of total (labeled Female)

Total number of students in age range followed by percentage (labeled Total)

Age 0-2

Male 36 (5%)

Female 38 (5%)

Total 74 (10%)


Age 3-5

Male 45 (6%)

Female 56 (8%)

Total 101 (14%)


Age 6-11

Male 149 (21%)

Female 112 (16%)

Total 261 (37%)


Age 12-17

Male 136 (19%)

Female 73 (10%)

Total 209 (29%)


Age 18-21

Male 38 (5%)

Female 37 (5%)

Total 75 (10%)


Age 22

Male 0 (0%)

Female 0 (0%)

Total 0 (0%)

*Age as of December 1, 1996

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Breakdown by Etiology

The following table presents information in a single line with the information in the following order

Syndromes & Number Reported

A1 - Down Syndrome - 13

A2 - Trisomy 13 - 4

A3 - Usher Syndrome - 19

A4 - Other - 67

Congenital Anomalies & Number Reported

B1 - CHARGE Association - 17

B3 - Hydrocephaly - 42

B5 - Microcephaly - 38

B6 - Other - 63

Prematurity & Number Reported

C1 - Prematurity - 100

Congenital Infections & Number Reported

D1 - Herpes - 0

D3 - Rubella - 30

D5 - Toxoplasmosis - 6

D6 - Other - 22

Postnatal Causes & Number Reported

E1 - Asphyxia - 23

E2 - Encephalitis - 5

E3 - Head Injury/Trauma - 15

E4 - Meningitis - 46

E5 - Stroke - 8

E6 - Other - 48

Other & Number Reported

F1 - Other - 154

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Breakdown by Education Service Center Region

The following table presents information in a linear format. (or you can view the table in a more typical visual format)Use the down arrow to move from area to area within the table. The table fields are all labeled and are in the following order:

Education Service Center (labeled ESC)

Federal Projection - Number of Students with DB (labeled Projection)

Actual # of Students 1997 (labeled 1997)

Actual # of Students 1996 (labeled 1996)

Actual # of Students 1995 (labeled 1995)


ESC 1

Projection 48-72

1997 42

1996 46

1995 38


ESC 2

Projection 24-36

1997 25

1996 24

1995 25


ESC 3

Projection 14-21

1997 11

1996 9

1995 8


ESC 4

Projection 152-228

1997 101

1996 88

1995 76


ESC 5

Projection 22-23

1997 5

1996 4

1995 4


ESC 6

Projection 28-42

1997 14

1996 14

1995 14


ESC 7

Projection 40-60

1997 57

1996 48

1995 46


ESC 8

Projection 14-21

1997 23

1996 21

1995 19


ESC 9

Projection 14-21

1997 11

1996 11

1995 8


ESC 10

Projection 102-153

1997 42

1996 39

1995 31


ESC 11

Projection 78-117

1997 67

1996 49

1995 51


ESC 12

Projection 28-42

1997 41

1996 38

1995 30


ESC 13

Projection 54-81

1997 47

1996 44

1995 40


ESC 14

Projection 16-24

1997 9

1996 12

1995 12


ESC 15

Projection 14-21

1997 76

1996 78

1995 73


ESC 16

Projection 18-27

1997 18

1996 18

1995 16


ESC 17

Projection 22-33

1997 30

1996 33

1995 31


ESC 18

Projection 18-27

1997 21

1996 16

1995 15


ESC 19

Projection 24-36

1997 32

1996 30

1995 25


ESC 20

Projection 76-114

1997 48

1996 42

1995 38


Total of actual students for all regions

1997 720

1996 664

1995 600

* Federal Projection Number based on 2-3 students with deafblindness per one thousand students receiving special education services.

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Breakdown for Hearing

The following table presents information in a single line format, with the information in the following order: Degree of Hearing Loss, the number of students reported, and the percentage (%) of the total that number represents.

1. Very mild 3 --

2. Mild 47 7%

3. Moderate 130 18%

4. Severe 110 15%

5. Profound 134 19%

6. Tested-Results Nonconclusive 162 23%

7. Not Tested 127 18%

8. Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) 2 --

9. Syndrome Associated with Progressive Hearing Loss 5 --

With Amplification? (Of 134 Reported) 59

Hearing in One Ear Only? (Of 89 Reported) 5

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Breakdown for Vision

The following table presents information in a single line with the information in the following order: Degree of vision, the number of students reported, and the percentage (%) of the total that number represents.

1. Partially Sighted 110 15%

2. Legally Blind 329 46%

3. Light Perception Only 43 6%

4. Totally Blind 75 10%

5. Tested-Results Nonconclusive 119 17%

6. Not Tested 35 5%

7. Syndrome Associated with Progressive Vision Loss 9 1%

With Glasses? (Of 144 Reported) 59

Vision in One Eye Only? (Of 127 Reported) 16

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