According to the convention of the United Nations, the term disability includes persons with long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which, in interaction with various barriers, may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others. In Denmark, approximately 1% of the population has an intellectual disability, and 8% a mental illness. Severe disability often requires long-term or life-long placement in a residential facility. In Denmark, approximately 14,000 disabled persons reside in such facilities permanently or temporarily. Persons with mental and intellectual disabilities constitute the largest group of residents in such facilities (56%) followed by the group of residents with severe mental illnesses (25%).
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