Demography of Disability in Sudan

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Dalia Abbas El Mubarak Abu-Shama
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University of Khartoum
There is a large and growing number of persons with disability in the world today. In most countries at least one person out of ten is disabled. To a large extent, disabled persons are exposed to physical, cultural and social barriers which disabled their lives even if rehabilitation assistance is available. As there are few studies about disability in this country, the study is an attempt to shed light on the status of population of disability in Sudan, and the challenges they are facing. Descriptive statistical analysis was used to analyze the differentials of disability rates in Northern Sudan using 1993 population census. Results show that almost 1.59% of the population having disability. Disabilities among males are higher than females and the disability rates in the rural areas are higher compared to those in urban areas. Theoretical analyses were conducted showing different concepts and definitions and linkages of disability with other factors such as poverty, education and employment.
MS.c In Econometrics and Social Statistics 2002-2004
Disability Dynamics Disability Sudan Econometrics and Social Statistics University of Khartoum
Dalia Abbas El Mubarak Abu-Shama, Demography of Disability in Sudan. – Khartoum : University of Khartoum, 2004. - 50 P. : illus., 28 cm., M.Sc.