The Guatemala National Disability Study (ENDIS 2016) was undertaken to address a need for up to date reliable data on disability in Guatemala.
Through a population based survey:
- To estimate the national disability prevalence among adults and children in Guatemala, and to provide regional estimates for 5 broad regions
- To disaggregate the prevalence of disability in Guatemala by age, sex, type of functional limitation and socio-economic status
- To explore the impact of disability on: poverty, quality of life, participation, health and opportunities to go to school and to work amongst children and adults respectively
Through a qualitative study:
- To explore cultural, ideological, and social interpretations and responses to disability; provide insight into the disability and poverty relationship; and examine social, political, and economic dimensions operating within this relationship.