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IMPAIRMENT

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French Equivalent: Déficiences

Definition:
Impairment concerns any loss or deviation of physiological, neurological or anatomical structure or function of an organ or body part (organ and body dimension).

Source Publication:
Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 1, United Nations, New York, 1998, para. 2.260.

Cross References:
Disability
Handicap

Statistical Theme: Health statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, April 29, 2003