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DISABILITY

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French Equivalent: Incapacité

Definition:
A disability reflects any limitation or lack of ability that a person experiences in performing an activity in the manner or within the range considered normal for a person, in other words, a limitation in learning, speaking, walking or some other activity (individual dimension).

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

Cross References:
Handicap
Impairment

Statistical Theme: Health statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, April 28, 2003