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Country Background

Philippines has a population of 100,699,000 people (UNESCAP 2015), and UNESCAP report 2015 indicated that a total of 1.6%, there are an estimated minimum of 1,442,586 people with disabilities living in Philippines.

There were more males than females among persons with disability, of the total PWD in 2010, males accounted for 50.9% while females comprised 49.1%. These figures resulted in a sex ratio of 104 males with disability for every 100 females with disability.

Persons with disability were more likely to be in the ages 5 to 19 years and 45 to 64 years. By five-year age group, among the household population with disability, children aged 10 to 14 years comprised the largest age group (7.2 percent). This was followed by those in the age groups 15 to 19 years (6.9%), 5 to 9 years (6.7%), and 50 to 54 years (6.6%).

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