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The prevalence rate of disability in our area of interest ranges 0.2 to 5.1% in Qatar and Morocco
respectively. The prevalence rates in these two areas are a little bit lower when compared to
other parts. This can be explained by several factors including, methodological issues of data
collection and the reason that the demographics in Arabs is mainly young and hence less likely to
experience or be affected by disabilities. The fact that some counties have a large number of
migrant workers could also explain the low prevalence rates of disabilities. From the data, it’s
also evident that women in the young age bracket have few disabilities, unlike in the older
persons where the prevalence of women with disabilities is high.
Again, it’s also shown that the literacy rate is relatively lower in those individuals having
disabilities than in “normal” individuals. Dis-abled populations have lower rates of educational
attainment, and more so with regards to secondary and tertiary education. Even on matters of
school attendance, these with dis-abilities rarely attend schools. Another factor having an impact
on dis-ability is the issue of gender and location. It’s evident that females in general in rural areas
having dis-abilities have low literacy levels as well as school attendance.
On matters employments, the employment rate is quite low in the dis-abled group. In fact, being
a female in addition to being dis-abled is a double tragedy since...