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20% of people in Cyprus reported having a long-term disability

December 3, 2018 at 3:08pm

A fifth of Cyprus’ population over 16 reported having a long-term disability in 2017, according to Eurostat.

A Eurostat survey, released on Monday, International Day of Persons with Disabilities, found that 20% of people in Cyprus felt some, or severe limitations in performing everyday activities such as studying at school, work, housekeeping or in participating in leisure activities, for a period of six months or longer.

Among the people that participated in the survey, 13.7% said that they have some disability and 6.3% said they have severe disability.

Across the EU Member States in 2017, the lowest proportions of self-perceived long-standing disabilities were reported in Malta (12%) and Sweden (13%), and the highest in Latvia (41%), Slovenia (36%) and Estonia (35%).

Women were more likely to report long-standing disabilities than men (27% compared to 22%) in 2017.