More disabled in Norway

Statistics Norway reports more disbaled in Norway, 6,400 more disabled from 2017 figures. The number now reaches 340,000 and accounts for 9.8 percent of the population

The increase from the previous year is 0.1 per cent in the age group 18 to 67 years.

By 2017, 4.9 per cent of immigrants aged 18-67 years were disabled. Immigrants from the EU / EEA area are less often disabled than immigrants from Asia and Africa

The disability rate among immigrants from Asia and Africa is 11.7 per cent adjusted for age and sex. However, among immigrants from the EU / EEA, which has mostly come as labor immigrants, the percentage is 3.9 per cent.

For immigrants from Asia and Africa, the disability rate is on par with the population otherwise in the age group 45 to 54 years, around 12 percent, while the proportions are significantly higher in older age groups. A total of 26.1 percent of immigrants from Asia and Africa between the ages of 55 and 61 are disabled, compared to 20.1 percent in the population otherwise.

The difference is even greater in the age group 62 to 67, 41 percent versus 29.4 percent.

Some of the explanation for the relatively large proportion of disabled immigrants over 54 years from Asia, and Africa, according to Statistics Norway, states that relatively many men in this country group are disabled.

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