|South Africa 2011|
|South Africa 2016|
P12B. If [Yes] at P12A, state the severity of all applicable difficulties as follows:
E. Looking after oneself with regard to feeding, personal care and hygiene
P12A and P12B - Disability
The question provides information which is needed for the formulation and implementation of programs in support of the disabled (e.g. special education, employment and social aid).
8. How to fill in the Population Census Questionnaire
P12A and P12B - Disability
This question should be asked tactfully to obtain information as to whether the person has any difficulty to perform a daily-life activity (as listed at P12B - A to I) considered normal for his/her age. If the answer is "Yes", ask for the severity of all applicable difficulties as follows:
Shade the degree of severity for all applicable difficulties. If a difficulty is not applicable, leave the corresponding boxes blank.
If a person has reported that he/she is experiencing "I - Other difficulties" at P12B, specify the nature of the difficulty in the adjacent boxes.
For all members of the household, specify the degree of difficulty the person has in
[Questions 16 to 21 were asked of all household members]
20. Taking care of him/herself, such as bathing or dressing
The entire population
[Questions B16 through B28 were asked of all resident persons.]
Population aged 1 year or older.
[Question B21 through B26 were asked of all resident persons age 1 or older.]
B21-B26. The following questions pertain to difficulties which you may have in carrying out certain activities due to a health problem.
B21/26: set of short questions on disability recommended for the censuses (population aged 1 year and over)
The questions about disability issues have been greatly altered in relation to what previous censuses proposed. It is about Senegal aligning itself with the progress made in this area. The United Nations, through their experts on global statistics, created in the 2000s a group of experts, the Washington group, which developed a series of short questions for censuses and surveys according to the Basic Principles of Official Statistics. These questions identify the majority of those most at risk in the general population who have limited or restricted participation in public life. It is not a question of identifying the handicap or the cause of disability, the question is to identify the limitations of the respondent (and/or one of his or her family members) to have/potentially have difficulty in performing actions linked to their lifestyle and related functions: seeing, hearing, walking, having cognitive faculty, taking care of themselves, and communicating. These are the areas the questions included in the census questionnaire concern.
The questions to ask relate to the difficulties that the respondent or a family member may have in fulfilling certain tasks in a sustainable manner (6 months or more, in a recurring manner):
Each question has four response categories:
The severity scale is used in the response categories to identify the full range of functional domains ranging from the most benign to the most severe form. This is very important because we will have a full range of the respondent's capabilities.
NB: This question concerns the population aged at least 1 year.
On the PDA, you will choose the answer on a drop-down list.
P-12 Health and functioning
Does [the person have difficulty in the following?
Write the appropriate code [number from 1 to 6] in the box.
[3.7] Household members
[3.7.3] General health and functioning
Now, I am going to ask you health-related questions.
[188.8.131.52] Does the respondent have difficulty with self-care such as washing, dressing or feeding him/herself?
All persons (health)
[Questions P21a to P23 were asked of all persons about their health.]
P21a. Does this person experience difficulty / problems (with):