Disability in the Caribbean: A Study of Four Countries : a Socio-demographic Analysis of the Disabled
The paper presents an overview of definitions and concepts applied by the United Nations and further describes different concepts and methodologies that are available to quantify and measure disability. It presents findings of an empirical four country (Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago) study using recent census data. The study also looks into the accessibility of assistive devices, living arrangements and social activities of those affected by these ailments.
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United Nations and disability
Causes of disability
Disability in the Caribbean
Summary and conclusions
Concepts and definitions
Overview of information on disability available for various Caribbean countries
60 AND OLDER accessed 20 accessed 3 March activity and participation age and gender AGE GROUPS AGED 60 Annex Antigua and Barbuda arthritis assistive devices Asthma British Virgin Islands Burden of Disease Caribbean Development Bank carpal tunnel syndrome cause of disability census cent DALYs developing countries diabetes disability prevalence Disability Statistics disabled from discrimination discrimination against persons ECLAC analysis elderly women Elwan FIGURE four country study gender disparities Grenadines Group on Disability heart disease higher rates HIV/AIDS hypertension impairments LIFESTYLE RELATED DISEASES lifestyle-related chronic diseases living arrangements Lower Limb Lupus mental Ministry Number of Persons older disabled persons OLDER IN ST Persons Affected Source Persons with Disabilities Perspective policies population PREVALENCE OF DISABILITIES PREVALENCE OF LIFESTYLE prevalence rates programmes protecting the disabled rehabilitation result Rights of Persons Saint Lucia sickle cell anemia social trends Trinidad and Tobago Unipolar depressive United Nations Vincent Washington D.C. World Health Organization