THE PREVALENCE OF DISABLING CONDITIONS IN INDONESIA (A preliminary report)

Kartari DS.

THE PREVALENCE OF DISABLING CONDITIONS IN INDONESIA (A preliminary report)

Abstract


Disability is a major health, economic and psychological problem and affecting no less than I0% of the world's population. Although it may be estimated that about half of all disabilities can be pre­vented or postponed, such preventive methods have not received sufficient emphasis within the health services in most countries.

Preliminary figures from Indonesia show that 40-50% of the population have chronic impair­ments and 15-20% chronic functional limitations and disabilities. Studies carried out in other deve­loping countries confirm these prevalence figures.

Keywords


Disability; Disabling Conditions

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