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Table 1 Prevalence and share of disability by types and sex in India (2001–11)

From: Temporal decomposition of life years lived with disability in India: a growing demographic concern

Panel A: 2001 Panel B: 2011
   Total Male Female    Total Male Female
Total Total 21,906,769 12,605,635 9,301,134 Total Total 26,814,994 14,988,593 11,826,401
  Share (in total population) 2.13 2.37 1.87   Share (in total population) 2.21 2.40 2.01
Rural Total 16,388,382 9,410,185 6,978,197 Rural Total 18,636,358 10,410,559 8,225,799
  Share (in total population) 2.21 2.47 1.93   Share (in total population) 2.24 2.43 2.03
Urban Total 5,518,387 3,195,450 2,322,937 Urban Total 8,178,636 4,578,034 3,600,602
  Share (in total population) 1.93 2.12 1.71   Share (in total population) 2.17 2.34 1.98
In seeing Total 10,634,881 5,732,338 4,902,543 In seeing Total 5,033,431 2,639,028 2,394,403
  Share (in disabled population) 48.55 45.47 52.71   Share (in disabled population) 18.77 17.61 20.25
In speech Total 1,640,868 942,095 698,773 In hearing Total 5,072,914 2,678,584 2,394,330
  Share (in disabled population) 7.49 7.47 7.51   Share (in disabled population) 18.92 17.87 20.25
In hearing Total 1,261,722 673,797 587,925 In speech Total 1,998,692 1,122,987 875,705
  Share (in disabled population) 5.76 5.35 6.32   Share (in disabled population) 7.45 7.49 7.40
In movement Total 6,105,477 3,902,752 2,202,725 In movement Total 5,436,826 3,370,501 2,066,325
  Share (in disabled population) 27.87 30.96 23.68   Share (in disabled population) 20.28 22.49 17.47
Mental Total 2,263,821 1,354,653 909,168 Mental Retardation Total 1,505,964 870,898 635,066
  Share (in disabled population) 10.33 10.75 9.77   Share (in disabled population) 5.62 5.81 5.37
      Mental illness Total 722,880 415,758 307,122
       Share (in disabled population) 2.70 2.77 2.60
      Others Total 4,927,589 2,728,125 2,199,464
       Share (in disabled population) 18.38 18.20 18.60
      Multiple disabilities Total 2,116,698 1,162,712 953,986
       Share (in disabled population) 7.89 7.76 8.07