Are 1 in 5 people living with a disability?

CLAIM: 21% of people in Northern Ireland are living with a long-term health problem or disability.

CONCLUSION: ACCURATE. Dr Michael Wardlow accurately presented the percentage of Northern Ireland residents who are affected by an illness or disability which affects their daily tasks. These rates are in line with the rest of the United Kingdom (UK), and while prevalence in Northern Ireland is slightly above the overall average, when all regional fluctuations are taken into account it is not an outlier. Continue reading Are 1 in 5 people living with a disability?