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Title:Disability in South Africa
Authors:Phillips, Heston
Noumbissi, Amadou
Periodical:African Population Studies
Volume:19 Supplement B
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:people with disabilities
age groups
gender inequality
Health and Nutrition
External link:http://www.bioline.org.br/pdf?ep04038
Abstract:Disability reduces the ability of individuals to participate actively in social and economic life, and thus to be integrated into society. Physical or mental capacities of disabled persons may be permanently or temporarily affected. The new International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health includes all chronic diseases such as asthma or HIV/AIDS when they prevent people from actively participating in normal everyday activities. This paper examines disability prevalence and patterns in South Africa, using microdata from the 1996 South African census. It shows the differences in disability prevalence by age and by gender, and according to the provinces of South Africa. It also examines the spatial variations in the disability free life expectancy, which is estimated by combining prevalence rates and mortality rates. Bibliogr., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]