Category: Collecting Disability Statistics

  • Beyond DALYs: Developing Indicators to Assess the Impact of Public Health Interventions on the Lives of People with Disabilities
    • This paper presents two indicators for use in assessing the impact of public health interventions on the lives of people with disabilities. They address a gap in the Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALY) approach which is not sensitive to changes in people’s functional status resulting from interventions that do not change an underlying medical diagnosis. Household data from Zambia are used to explore the potential usefulness of these measures.
  • Keeping Track: National Disability Status and Program Performance Indicators
    • This report is the result of a year-long effort to identify valid federal data and to describe the status of the United States population of Americans with disabilities.It also lays out a roadmap for the federal government to expand the national disability indicator set, as well as a mechanism for installing the set into a key national indicator system.
  • Measuring Health and Disability: Manual for WHO Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS)
    • This manual will be useful to any researcher or clinician wishing to use WHODAS 2.0. It is aimed at public health professionals, doctors, other health professionals, health-policy planners, social scientists and other individuals involved in studies on disability and health. It places mental health and addiction problems on an equal basis with other areas of general health.
  • Quantifying Disability: Data, Methods and Results
    • This research report provides a new way of understanding the health impacts of people with disabilities on society. It provides a new way to think about planning health services for the disabled and determining policies to undermine many of the causes of disability.
  • Statistics about Hearing, Balance, Ear Infections and Deafness
    • This page includes a selection of statistics about hearing, balance, and deafness. The page includes quick statistics, more in-depth tables and charts, and a report interpreting what the statistics mean.
  • Statistics about the Chemical Senses
    • This page includes a selection of statistics about the senses of taste and smell. It includes some quick statistics, more in-depth charts and tables, and a report interpreting what the statistics mean.
  • Statistics About Voice, Speech and Language
    • This page includes a selection of statistics about voice, speech and language. The page includes quick statistics, in-depth charts and tables, and a report interpreting what the statistics mean.