Canadian Survey on Disability (CSD)

Disability type of person with a disability, category

Disability type refers to a specified type of disability of a person who is limited in his or her daily activities according to a prescribed level of difficulty with particular tasks due to a long-term condition or health problem lasting, or expecting to last, for a specified period of time.

In the Canadian Survey on Disability, "Disability Screening Questions" (DSQ) are used to evaluate the presence and severity of ten (10) distinct types of disabilities related to a health problem or condition that has lasted or is expected to last for six months or more (the only exception to this is for developmental disabilities where a person is considered to be disabled if the respondent has been diagnosed with this condition). Screening questions emphasize consistency of measurement across disability types. The questions address the following ten (10) disability types: seeing, hearing, mobility, flexibility, dexterity, pain, learning, developmental, mental/psychological and memory. Respondents may report and therefore be classified as having more than one disability type.

Person with disability refers to a person whose daily activities are limited according to a prescribed level of difficulty with particular tasks due to a long-term condition or health problem lasting, or expected to last, for a specific period of time.

The data for this variable are reported using the following classifications and/or lists:

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