GASTAT works on obtaining national statistical indicators in all fields to reach realistic indicators that reflect the real situation to be adopted in improving policies and taking decisions and providing suitable services for people, institutions, or various sectors. Therefore, it is the pleasure of GASTAT to provide these analytic reports concerning Persons with Disability Survey for 2017.
Date of survey:
14/4/2017 – 18/5/2017
Persons with Disability Survey
Every three years
Field researchers from GASTAT
The Persons with Disability Survey form includes a number of main sections that are filled by using hand devices "tablet" in nearly 60-80 minutes. The form includes:
1) Questions concerning details of the household members and the basic characteristics of the individual including: Name, kinship to the household head, gender, age, nationality, educational status, occupational status, and marital status.
2) Question concerning the disability or the functional difficulties in accordance with the Washington Group long list taking into account the peculiarity of the Saudi society. The question of the long lists has been adopted in addition to using some secondary questions that demonstrate information important for the bodies concerned with disability. The questions include: Problems in sight, difficulty in hearing, difficulties in moving and the tools used for movement, difficulties in communication with others, difficulties in concentration and remembering, difficulties in self-care, suffering from anxiety and depression, the duration of and reasons behind the disability, the services provided by the Ministry of Labor and Social Development and the type of such services, the kinship between the father and the mother, the regular place of residence, and whither there was a previous diagnosis demonstrating a disability.
Persons with Disability Survey goals:
The goals of Persons with Disability Survey concerning functional difficulties included the following:
First: Adopting the long list of Washington Group for Disability to measure the number of persons with disability and to include them in the survey sample.
Second: Obtaining realistic indicators concerning disability, its features, and the level of difficulties that face the persons with disability in Saudi Arabia.
Third: Providing aid to decision makers, and national policy planners concerning the disability sector to obtain fundamentals and realistic indicators that help them in taking sound decisions that meet the needs of the Persons with Disability.
Fourth: Identifying the services provided to the Persons with Disability and its nature to enable the involved bodies to set their priorities and policies.
The survey covers all the administrative regions of Saudi Arabia by using a sample of households in these regions based on the updated framework of the census for year 1431H (2010). The administrative regions are divided into thirteen regions as follows:
1.Scope: Identifying the statistical requirements, and determining the possible solutions
2.Design: Designing all subsequent steps of the statistical process.
3.Organization: Preparing and testing all statistical work procedures
4.Collection: Data collection and verification.
5.Categorization: Data processing for converting data from initial data to statistical data.
6.Review: Results verification and explanation.
7.Publishing: Preparing outputs for publishing
8.Evaluation: Conducting a comprehensive evaluation of all stages of the statistical process.
9.Administration: Administering all steps of the statistical process continuously.