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Person with disability

A person with disability is someone who in at least one of the following basic actions has a lot of difficulties or cannot do it at all: seeing (even if wearing glasses), hearing (even if wearing a hearing aid), walking or climbing steps, remembering or concentrating, self-care, such as washing all over or dressing, and communicating in one's own language so that one understands others and is understood by others. The question series is a short set of the indicators of functioning of the Washington Group on Disability Statistics operating under the United Nations Statistical Commission, and the definition of disability complies with the recommendation given by the group.

Statistics using the definition

Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus