Figure 11.3 Number of children with disabilities, by type of disability, 2017 and 2006
CHAPTER 11 CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
Sources: China Disabled Persons’ Federation, The Status Analysis and Strategies Study of Children with Disabilities in China, 2008; (Derived from) China Disabled Persons’ Federation, Database of Persons with Disabilities, 2017
The 2006 Second National Sample Survey on Disability collected data from a nationally representative sample to reflect the overall situation of persons with disabilities in the country. It grouped children with disabilities according to seven disability categories16 and estimated the population of children with disabilities aged 0–17 to be 5.04 million in 2006. The three most common types of disability were intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, and physical disability. In total, 1.22 million children with disabilities in possession of a Disability Card were registered in the National Basic Population Database of Persons with Disabilities, covering nearly a quarter of the total number of children with disabilities.