About 15% of the world's population lives with some disability problem according to the World Health Organization. In future years, disability will be an even greater concern, as its prevalence is increasing. This is because the population is aging and the risk of disability is higher among older adults, and also the worldwide increase in chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer and mental health disorders.
In the world there are more than one billion people living with some type of disability.
There are at least 93 million children with disabilities in the world.
Almost 12% of the population of Latin America and the Caribbean lives with at least one disability.
7.5% of the population in Mexico lives with some type of disability.
DISABILITIES IN MEXICO
0 - 14
7.3% (670 THOUSAND PEOPLE )
7.6% (700 THOUSAND PEOPLE )
15 - 29
30 - 59
51.4% (4.7 MILLION PEOPLE)
33.7% (3.1 MILLION PEOPLE)