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|Current medical problem*|| Had surgery
| Dental problem
|24 or younger||51,500||24.4%||12,200||5.8%||76,800||36.4%|
|45 or older||159,200||68.5||50,400||21.7||139,800||60.3|
|24 or younger||2,400||21.3%||400||3.6%||4,000||35.1%|
|45 or older||18,200||60.0||6,900||22.9||18,500||61.2|
Note: Number of inmates with each problem was estimated and then rounded to the nearest 100. See Appendix tables for standard errors for the survey estimates.
*Inmates were determined to have a current medical problem if they reported currently having at least 1 of 14 specific problems:
arthritis, asthma, cancer, diabetes, heart problems, hypertension, kidney problems, liver problems, paralysis, problems due to a stroke, hepatitis, HIV, a sexually transmitted disease, or tuberculosis.
Source: Survey of Inmates in State and Federal Correctional Facilities, 2004.
See also Methodology.