Disability in Indonesia

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Estimates for the prevalence of disability in Indonesia vary widely based on criteria. The 2010 Indonesian census reports that only 4.29% of Indonesians have disabilities, with a rate of 3.94% among men and 4.64% among women.[1] Data from the 2007 Riskesdas household survey, by contrast, based on a definition of having a lot of difficulty in at least one functional domain, gives a rate of disability of 11.05%, with 9.40% for males and 12.57% for females.[1] Both sets of data show rates of disability rising significantly with age.

Indonesia is a party to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, having signed the treaty on 30 March 2007 and ratified it on 30 November 2011.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Adioetomo, Sri Moertiningsih; et al. "Persons with Disabilities in Indonesia: Empirical Facts and Implications for Social Protection Policies" (PDF). The National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  2. ^ "UN Treaty Collection: parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: List of parties". United Nations. 2012-03-21. Archived from the original on 2012-08-19. Retrieved 2015-11-20.