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Table 1 Prevalence of visual, hearing, physical, intellectual, and multiple disabilities estimated by community health workers (CHW) compared to Researchers (RES) in two municipalities (A and B) of Northeastern Brazil

From: Reliability of information on people with disabilities gathered by community health workers in highly consanguineous communities of Northeastern Brazil

Population City A City B
CHW
(N = 3819)
Researcher
(N = 922)
CHW
(N = 8241)
Researcher
(N = 1963)
  Prevalence Prevalence Prevalence Prevalence
Disability n % n % n % n %
Visual 16 0.42 10 1.08 16 0.19 14 0.71
Hearing 8 0.21 7 0.76 5 0.06 6 0.31
Physical 33 0.86 19 2.06 66 0.80 47 2.39
Intellectual 20 0.52 17 1.84 26 0.32 22 1.12
Multiple 16 0.42 9 0.98 23 0.28 22 1.12
Not classified 22 0.58 0 0.00 29 0.35 0 0.00
Total 115 3.01 62 6.72 165 2.00 111 5.65