Contribution of chronic conditions to disability in men and women in France

Last updated on 3-2-2019 by Herman Van Oyen

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Abstract:

Background: Women report more disability than men perhaps due to gender differences in the prevalence of diseases and/or in their disabling impact. We compare the contribution of chronic diseases to disability in men and women in France, using a disability survey conducted in both private households and institutions, and we also examine the effect of excluding the institutionalized population. Methods: Data comprised 17 549 individuals age 50+, who participated in the 2008–09 French Disability Health Survey including people living in institutions. Disability was defined by limitations in…

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