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Methodology addressed by the publication:Narrative medicine
Title of document: 97% of disabled people in Romania are in family care
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Language of the publication: Romanian
Language of the review: English
The article presents a statistical number of people with disabilities. National Authority for Disabled Persons says that from the total number of 631,199 of people with disabilities in Romania, 97% are in family care and only 4% are employed. Most people with disabilities live in urban areas in a proportion of 52% and the largest share from the total persons with disabilities is the female population (54.5%).
Only 3% of disabled people in Romania (17,275) are in public residential institutions, the rest being in the care of families or live independently.
Share of disabled people in the Romanian population is 2.93%. In comparison, the average level of EU countries is 10%. Depending on the degree of disability, most people fit the category of handicap (334,045).
The number of public residential institutions is 297, plus 52 non-residential institutions.
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The article focuses on the state of the disabled persons in Romania mentioning their placements: inside their families or residential institutions. Most of the disabled persons are living with their families and do not receive specific care being very much excluded from the society.
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