Statistics Data for Special Needs

           
Statistics of disability in Syria
           
Shocking Facts
           
Statistics Data for Blind & Visually Impaired In Syria / Dr. Nour Eldin Cheikh Obeid
    
      General International Statistics
 
Shocking Facts

*      Every 5 seconds one person in our world goes blind.

*      Every minute one child goes blind.

*      75 million people will be blind by 2020 (if trends continue).

*      45 million people in the world are blind.

*      135 million people in the world are visually impaired.

*      90% of the world’s blind people live in developing countries.

*      33.3 million of the world’s blind people live in developing countries.

*      More than half of the world’s blind live in India (9 million), Africa (7 million) China (6 million)  and Arab region (7 million).

*      5–10 times are people who live in the developing world more likely to go blind than people who live in highly industrialized countries.                                                                          WHO Statistics

 
   





 

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General International Statistics

With rapidly increasing number of handicapped especially marked now  a days and because the impact of many demographic change in our life that led to many health problems affecting the pregnant women before and during labor cause retardation and disability;

There has been a deep interest in the disabled categories on all scales .

The percentage of the disabled is getting higher 13.5% of world's population with the start of new the new millennium :

15% possible rate of disabled case

900 disabled cases in the world nowadays million

80% of disabled cases is in under developed countries .

The world community international organizations human rights organizations have real  efforts to care for disabled , the scope  of interest to rights of disabled .

The U.N organization issued the protocol for mentally retards right  in 1971

The approximate number of the disabled cases in 1975 – issued in the world day for the disabled.

Disability cases in industrialized and develop countries up to the year 2000

 

Countries

Rate

Year

America

9.48%

1988-1989

Industrialized countries

10%

1988-1989

Developing countries

12.3%

1988-1989

  

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Statistics of disability in Syria

Type of disability

Male

Female

Visual disability

7260

2320

Hearing disability

5810

2030

Deaf Mute

9220

2880

Mental disability

18630

6180

Physical disability

28650

7320

Other disabilities

19970

7420

 

89540

28150

Total

117690

Statistics  of disability in Syria ( Hama Governerate )

Type of disability

Male

Female

Visual disability

450

180

Hearing disability

530

420

Deaf Mute

770

220

Mental disability

680

290

Physical disability

2300

680

Other disabilities

490

100

 

5120

1890

Total

7010

 

Percent of population disabled in Syria, from as low as .7% to 10.5%

For more information please refer to the National statistical Bureau  in Syria.