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[Graphic News] Nearly half of all S. Koreans with disabilities over 65

By Nam Kyung-don
  • Published : Apr 25, 2019 - 17:57
  • Updated : Apr 25, 2019 - 17:57





Nearly half of all South Koreans registered as having disabilities are over 65 years old, a government report showed.

The annual report on disabilities by the Ministry of Health and Welfare found that as of last year, 2.59 million people, or 5 percent of the 51.83 million people living in the country, suffered from a debilitating condition. 

Of those registered as disabled, 46.7 percent were over 65 years old, up from 41.4 percent in 2014 and 38 percent in 2011.