L'incapacité et les limitations d'activités au Québec

L'incapacité et les limitations d'activités au Québec

Un portrait statistique à partir de l’Enquête sur la participation et les limitations d’activités de 2001 (EPLA)

This study aims at painting a detailed portrait of Quebecers with a disability, i.e. persons whose everyday activities are limited because of a mental or physical health-related condition or problem. It is based on the Québec data of Statistics Canada's 2001 Participation and Activity Limitation Survey, the most recent on the subject. This representative data makes it possible to describe several aspects of the life and social participation of adults and children living in private households and collective non-institutional households.

The analyses are on the prevalence of disability in the Québec population, the types and gravity of disability, the sociodemographic and economic characteristics of the disabled population, selected health-related characteristics, the use and requirement of personal assistive technologies or special accommodation at home, assistance requirements in daily activities, travelling, recreational activities, childcare, educational attainment, and labour market participation. Some comparaisons have been made with the non-disabled population for selected sociodemographic and economic data. This study will help contribute to a better understanding of Québec's disabled population. It is a reference tool for bodies concerned about their living conditions and their integration scholastically, professionally, and socially.