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Table 4 Disability measurement in Cameroonian surveys

From: A comparative analysis of disability measures in Cameroonian surveys

Survey Date Producer Screening Questions and disability characteristics Type of disability Functional domain Dichotomous/scaled Self-reported? Age range Representativeness
3RGPH 2005 BUCREP (10% IPUMS’s dataset) Direct question using the word “disability” “Has the person any chronic disease or any predominant handicap?”
List of handicaps selected by 3RGPH: deaf, mute, blind, crippled upper and lower limbs, mental disease + leprosy + albinism
Physical, mental, sensory Body structure/function Yes/no No (one referent person for all the household members or the interviewer if the disability was noticeable) All ages Cameroon
ECAM3 2007 INS Direct question using the word “disability” “Is (Name) victim of a handicap?”
If yes, what is the main handicap? List of functional impairments (visual, speaking, auditory, mental and motor disability, deaf-mute, other)
Physical, mental, sensory Body structure/function Yes/no No (one referent person for all the household members) All ages Cameroon
DHS-MICS 2011 Macro International Other screening instrument -“Is there a person in your household who is missing a body part, for example, a hand, arm, foot or leg?”
-“Is there a person in your household who is missing an extremity, such as a fingertip, toe, nose or ear?”
-“Is there a person in your household who has a deformed upper or lower limb and cannot, or only with difficulty, walk and/or use their arms or hands?”
-“Is there a person in your household who can hardly see or is blind?”
-“Is there a person in your household who can hardly hear or is deaf?”-“Is there a person in your household who finds it very hard to speak or is dumb?”
-“Is there a person in your household who has behavioural disorders ”
Physical, mental, sensory Body structure/function and some activity limitation Yes/no and if yes: partial/total No (one referent person for all the household members) All ages Cameroon
HandiVIH 2015 IFORD & IRD WG short set screening for disability assessment +2 questions from the WG extended questionnaire for mental disability -“Do you have difficulty seeing even if wearing glasses?”
-“Do you have difficulty hearing even if using hearing aid/s or are you deaf?”
-“Do you have difficulty walking or climbing stairs?”
-“Do you have difficulty remembering or concentrating?”
-“Do you have difficulty (with self-care, such as) washing all over or dressing?”
-“Do you have difficulty communicating (for example, understanding or being understood by others)?”
-“Do you have difficulty learning a new task, for example learning how to get to a new place?”
-“Do you have difficulty analysing and finding solutions to problems in day-to-day life?”
Physical, mental, sensory Body structure/function and activities (with self-care such as washing all over or dressing) Scaled (No, Some, A lot, and Unable) Yes 15–49 Yaoundé