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The highest percentages of people with disabilities are among black and yellow

In each of these groups, almost three in ten people have some kind of disability, according to a census

 
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The highest percentages of people with disabilities were found among Brazilians who declared themselves black or yellow. In each of these groups, almost three in ten have a disability, according to Census 2010 General Characteristics of Population, Religion and People with Disabilities, released today (29) by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) .

According to the coordinator of the Committee of the demographic census, Andrea Borges, this situation reflects the limited access portion of the population of equipment called facilitators, such as eyeglasses, hearing aids or walking sticks. The definition of disabled people used in the study was based on the statement of the respondent have any difficulty or impossibility even make use of such equipment.

People who end up with less income have less access to facilitators, capable of making the slightest disability or nonexistent, he said.

The lowest income levels and living conditions less favorable were also indicated by the IBGE's coordinator as an explanation for the fact that the focus Northeast cities with the highest percentages of population with at least one of the deficiencies investigated. Only in Rio Grande do Norte, 12% of the municipalities had more than 35% of its population in this situation.

Andrea Bennett pointed out, however, which were also found in cities with high percentages South and Southeast, but for a different reason. In such cases, loss of hearing capacity, motor or visual can be attributed to an aging population. According to the survey, considering the whole country, almost seven in ten older adults (persons 65 years of age or older) reported having a disability. In other age groups, the proportion of people with disabilities is much lower: 7.5% in the range up to 14 years and 24.9% in going from 15 to 64 years.

According to the document, the female population with a disability had higher percentages for any color or race, declared, with the largest difference was found among women (30.9%) and men (23.5%) black: 7 , 3 percentage points. On the other hand, among the Indians, was the lowest observed percentage difference between men (18.4%) and women (21.8%)

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL
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