Problem

Borderline mental retardation

Other Names:
Backwardness
Deficientia intelligentiae
Nature:

Borderline intellectual functioning, also called borderline mental retardation (in the ICD-8), is a categorization of intelligence wherein a person has below average cognitive ability (generally an IQ of 70–85), but the deficit is not as severe as intellectual disability (below 70). It is sometimes called below average IQ (BAIQ). This is technically a cognitive impairment; however, this group may not be sufficiently mentally disabled to be eligible for specialized services.

Broader Problems:
Mental deficiency
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Subject(s):
Health Care Handicapped
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET