Main types of disability


The map shows the distribution of the total number of disabled people in relation to the type of disability. The five types are: visual impairment (shown as yellow), deaf or dumb (shown as green), arm or leg handicaps (shown as purple), multiple disabilities (shown as blue), and other disabilities (shown as pink). Every dot represents five people with a certain type of disability reported in a particular village. The figure below shows the percentages of disability types at the country level.

Figure 2: Prevalence of different types of disabilities

The most common disability is that of an arm or a leg handicap. However if there were a single classification of sensory disabilities which included both visual and hearing impairment then this would be the largest single category. Since sensory disabilities affect a large group of people they require special attention as do physical disabilities. Mental health issues do not feature in the census.

The overall occurrence of disabilities follows the patterns revealed in Map E.3 and correlates with both the areas affected by UXO and those densely populated. It is, however, difficult to distinguish a spatial pattern of the different types of disabilities.



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