China – Abandonment & Disabilities

Facts about China

  • China is the world's most populous nation with 1.3 billion people.
  • More than 50% of all people live in the vicinity of cities, a number that continues to increase each year.
  • Population is aging, with proportion of people over 60 increasing.

Disabilities in China

  • More than 82 million people in China have disabilities.
  • Of that number, almost 52% are male and 48% are female.
  • More than 75% of people with disabilities live in rural areas, the rest live in urban areas.
  • Nationwide, there are almost 4 million disabled children aged 0-14.
Source:  Second National Sampling Survey on Disability 2006