Health » Disabled young people: Disabled young people

The number of first-time disabled (profound, severe, moderate disability) young people under 16 and 16–24 y. o. people at the time of 1 January.

Profound disability — profound disability is the loss of or an abnormality in an anatomical, physiological or mental structure or function of a person as a result of which the person needs constant personal assistance, guidance or supervision twenty-four hours a day.

Severe disability — the loss of or an abnormality in an anatomical, physiological or mental structure or function of a person as a result of which the person needs personal assistance, guidance or supervision in every twenty-four hour period.

Moderate disability — moderate disability is the loss of or an abnormality in an anatomical, physiological or mental structure or function of a person as a result of which the person needs regular personal assistance or guidance outside his/her residence at least once a week.

Unit: number

Disaggregated by: year, age group

Source: Statistics Estonia

Year
Age group (health) Degree of disability 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
16-24 Total 619 632 741 599 687 903 958 967 1202 916 983
16-24 Profound disability 55 76 79 53 47 75 81 74 124 49 59
16-24 Severe disability 281 264 342 312 284 350 349 403 478 367 392
16-24 Moderate disability 283 292 320 234 356 478 528 490 600 500 532
Under 16 Total 1056 1105 1184 1236 1392 1845 1937 1946 2080 2247 2436
Under 16 Profound disability 79 136 145 121 111 146 103 100 96 85 95
Under 16 Severe disability 571 572 686 783 767 921 1023 1025 1124 1151 1406
Under 16 Moderate disability 406 397 353 332 514 778 811 821 860 1011 935