Contribution of chronic conditions to functional limitations using a multinomial outcome: results for the older population in Belgium and Brazil

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

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Background The global phenomenon of population ageing is creating new challenges in both high and middle income countries, as functional limitations are expected to increase with age. The attribution method has been proposed to identify which conditions contribute most to disability using cross-sectional data. Although the original method was based on binary outcomes, we recently proposed an extension to multinomial responses, since different disability levels are often investigated in surveys. This is the first application of the extended method to evaluate differences in the contributi…

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