# Rates of Computer and Internet Use

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Computer ownership and Internet use, by disability status, gender, employment status, educational attainment, and family income, ages 15 and over.

The total population of males with a work disability is 9,587,000. Of these, 2,383,000 (24.9 percent) have a computer in the household. The difference in this rate between households with and without work disability is statistically significant at 95% confidence level or better. 1,056,000 (11.0 percent) use the Internet. The difference in this rate between households with and without work disability is statistically significant at 95% confidence level or better.

The total population of males without a work disability is 92,105,000. Of these, 49,040,000 (53.2 percent) have a computer in the household. 36,942,000 (40.1 percent) use the Internet.

The total population of females with a work disability is 11,289,000. Of these, 2,600,000 (23.0 percent) have a computer in the household. The difference in this rate between households with and without work disability is statistically significant at 95% confidence level or better. 1,020,000 (9.0 percent) use the Internet. The difference in this rate between households with and without work disability is statistically significant at 95% confidence level or better.

The total population of females without a work disability is 97,849,000. Of these, 49,227,000 (50.3 percent) have a computer in the household. 35,358,000 (36.1 percent) use the Internet.

Employment status is given only for ages 18 through 64.

The total population of employed individuals with a work disability is 3,351,000. Of these, 1,427,000 (42.6 percent) have a computer in the household. The difference in this rate between households with and without work disability is statistically significant at 95% confidence level or better. 885,000 (26.4 percent) use the Internet. The difference in this rate between households with and without work disability is statistically significant at 95% confidence level or better.

The total population of employed individuals without a work disability is 124,001,000. Of these, 70,547,000 (56.9 percent) have a computer in the household. 54,621,000 (44.0 percent) use the Internet.

The total population of unemployed individuals with a work disability is 9,024,000. Of these, 2,608,000 (28.9 percent) have a computer in the household. The difference in this rate between households with and without work disability is statistically significant at 95% confidence level or better. 970,000 (10.8 percent) use the Internet. The difference in this rate between households with and without work disability is statistically significant at 95% confidence level or better.

The total population of unemployed individuals without a work disability is 29,445,000. Of these, 13,786,000 (46.8 percent) have a computer in the household. 8,914,000 (30.3 percent) use the Internet.

Educational Attainment:

The total population of individuals with work disabilities who are not high school graduates is 7,461,000. Of these, 949,000 (12.7 percent) have a computer in the household. The difference in this rate between households with and without work disability is statistically significant at 95% confidence level or better. 179,000 use the Internet.

This estimate has low statistical reliability, as the standard error exceeds 30 percent of the estimate. 2.4 percent of the population of individuals with work disabilities who are not high school graduates use the Internet. The difference in this rate between households with and without work disability is statistically significant at 95% confidence level or better, although this estimate has low statistical reliability, as the standard error exceeds 30 percent of the estimate.

The total population of individuals without work disabilities who are not high school graduates is 37,520,000. Of these, 12,949,000 (34.5 percent) have a computer in the household. 8,457,000 (22.5 percent) use the Internet.

The total population of individuals with work disabilities who are high school graduates is 11,418,000. Of these, 3,105,000 (27.2 percent) have a computer in the household. The difference in this rate between households with and without work disability is statistically significant at 95% confidence level or better. 1,294,000 (11.3 percent) use the Internet. The difference in this rate between households with and without work disability is statistically significant at 95% confidence level or better.

The total population of individuals without work disabilities who are high school graduates is 108,779,000. Of these, 53,267,000 (49.0 percent) have a computer in the household. 35,957,000 (33.1 percent) use the Internet.

The total population of individuals with work disabilities who are college graduates is 1,998,000. Of these, 929,000 (46.5 percent) have a computer in the household. The difference in this rate between households with & without work disability is statistically significant at 95% confidence level or better. 604,000 (30.2 percent) use the Internet. The difference in this rate between households with and without work disability is statistically significant at 95% confidence level or better.

The total population of individuals without work disabilities who are college graduates is 43,655,000. Of these, 32,051,000 (73.4 percent) have a computer in the household. 27,885,000 (63.9 percent) use the Internet.

Family Income:

The number of individuals with work disabilities whose family income is less than $20,000 is 8,614,000. Of these, 950,000 (11.0 percent) have a computer in the household. The difference in this rate between households with and without work disability is statistically significant at 95% confidence level or better. 424,000 (4.9 percent) use the Internet. The difference in this rate between households with and without work disability is statistically significant at 95% confidence level or better.

The number of individuals without work disabilities whose family income is less than $20,000 is 28,557,000. Of these, 6,326,000 (22.2 percent) have a computer in the household. 5,419,000 (19.0 percent) use the Internet.

The number of individuals with work disabilities whose family income is greater than $20,000 is 8,512,000. Of these, 3,403,000 (40.0 percent) have a computer in the household. The difference in this rate between households with and without work disability is statistically significant at 95% confidence level or better. 1,417,000 (16.6 percent) use the Internet. The difference in this rate between households with and without work disability is statistically significant at 95% confidence level or better.

The number of individuals without work disabilities whose family income is greater than $20,000 is 132,451,000. Of these, 81,042,000 (61.2 percent) have a computer in the household. 59,916,000 (45.2.0 percent) use the Internet.

The source for these figures is the Current Population Survey, 1998 Computer and Internet Use Supplement and 1999 Annual Demographic Supplement. This table was adapted from Disability Statistics Report 13: Computer and Internet Use among People with Disabilities, March, 2000.