16. Chronic disease, handicap
Has the person any chronic disease? _ _
Does the person have any predominant handicap? _ _ _
See code list
Deaf and mute
Blind and deaf
Blind and mute
Upper limb diability
Lower limb disability
NIU (not in universe)
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
16. Chronic illness/dominant handicap
A handicap is the disadvantage that a person endures due to a disability or an infirmity which prevents him from fulfilling completely or partially a task that could normally be done by a person similar to him in age, sex, and different cultural factors.
One is considered handicapped if they need the assistance of specific equipment. As such, a handicapped person is one does not have complete physical or mental autonomy.
Here is a list of basic handicaps that the 3rd RGPH has retained: