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INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION OF IMPAIRMENTS, DISABILITIES, AND HANDICAPS (ICIDH)

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French Equivalent: Classification internationale des handicaps : déficiences, incapacités et désavantages

Definition:
The International Classification of Impairments, Disabilities, and Handicaps (ICIDH) promotes a common framework and definitions of disability related issues. The ICIDH was published in 1980 by the World Health Organisation, Geneva.

The ICIDH distinguishes three dimensions that can be studied to monitor the situation of people with disability: impairment (organ and body dimension), disability (individual dimension) and handicap (social dimension).

Source Publication:
Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 1, United Nations, New York, 1998, para. 2.259.

Cross References:
Disability
Handicap
Impairment

Classification Indicator: Classification

Statistical Theme: Health statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, April 29, 2003