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“At the end of 2021, approximately 7.8 million severely disabled people were living in Germany. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that this was a decrease of roughly 108,000, or 1.4%, compared with the end of 2019. The decline is due to a comprehensive revision of administrative data in Niedersachsen, as the result of which the reported number of severely disabled people decreased by 121,000. People are classed as severely disabled if a pension office has determined a degree of disablement of 50 or more and handed over a valid disability pass. The percentage of severely disabled people in the total population in Germany stood at 9.4% at the end of 2021. Men accounted for 50.3% of severely disabled people, women for 49.7%.”
Source: Destatis, “Pressrelease #259 from 22 June 2022,” Statistisches Bundesamt, Wiesbaden, June 22, 2022.
Adults Aged 65 Years and Over Reporting Some Limitations in Daily Activities (%), 2019: 23.3%
Adults Aged 65 Years and Over Reporting Severe Limitations in Daily Activities (%), 2019: 12.7%
Source: OECD (2021), Health at a Glance 2021: OECD Indicators, OECD Publishing, Paris, https://doi.org/10.1787/ae3016b9-en.
Percent of Population Aged 16 and Older Reporting Limitations in General Activities: 22.3%
Source: Statistics on Persons with Disabilities, Master tables concerning EU 2020: year 2018, Prepared for the European Disability Expertise (EDE) By Stefanos Grammenos (in collaboration with Mark Priestley), Sept. 11, 2020.
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