Overview

Disability is an umbrella term for any or all of the following components, all of which may also be influenced by environmental and personal factors:

  • impairment—problems in body function or structure
  • activity limitation—difficulties in executing activities
  • participation restriction—problems an individual may experience in involvement in life situations.

More reports and statistics on disability can be found under Disability services.

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Latest findings

32% of adults with disability experience high/very high psychological distress, compared with 8% without disability

24% of adults with disability experience very good or excellent health, compared with 65% without disability

47% of adults with disability have experienced violence after the age of 15, compared with 36% without disability

People with acquired brain injury and neurological disabilities had the highest rates of death

6.3% of service user deaths were caused by perinatal and congenital conditions

Service users’ rate of potentially avoidable deaths was 3.6 times as high as the rate for the general population

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