On December 3 the world public celebrates the International day of disabled people - day of support of millions physically disabled people.
According to Head department of statistics for the beginning of 2009 in area lived 56,3 thousand disabled people, among which 0,9 thousand - children. In particular last year were for the first time recognized as disabled people of 5,2 thousand people. From their number every eleventh - the disabled from childhood, 89% became disabled people owing to the general disease, four of five disabled people - at the able-bodied age, nearly two thirds - inhabitants of the city district. From the persons for the first time recognized as disabled people, 28% became them from - for diseases of system of blood circulation, 15% - owing to a new growth, 12% - because of a trauma, poisoning and some other consequences of the external reasons, 9% - from - for diseases kostno - muscular system and connecting fabric etc., reports Head department of statistics in the Nikolaev area.
As of October 1, 2009 in bodies of the Pension fund of Ukraine the disability pension was received by 31,8 thousand inhabitants of the region. The average size of this pension made 705 hryvnias that is 4,2% more, than for the beginning of year and 41,6% more living wage for the persons which have lost working capacity.
The small size of pension compels to work almost every fourth pensioner - the disabled person. In area growth of interest of disabled people in education of higher level is now observed. 2009/10 academic years in higher educational institutions of all levels of accreditation were trained for the beginning of 367 disabled people that honor one quarter more, than a year ago.