Contribution of chronic diseases to the mild and severe disability burden in Belgium.

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

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BACKGROUND: Population aging accompanied by an increased longevity with disability has raised international concern, especially due to its costs to the health care systems. Chronic diseases are the main causes of physical disability and their simultaneous occurrence in the population can impact the disablement process, resulting in different severity levels. In this study, the contribution of chronic diseases to both mild and severe disability burden in Belgium was investigated.METHODS: Data on 21 chronic diseases and disability from 35,799 individuals aged 15 years or older who participate…

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