Contribution of chronic diseases to the disability burden in a population 15 years and older, Belgium, 1997-2008.

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (niet gecontroleerd)

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BACKGROUND: Age-associated disability reduces quality of life in older populations and leads to wide-range implications for social and health policy. The identification of diseases that contribute to the disability burden is crucial to the development of prevention and intervention strategies to reduce disability. In this study, we assessed the contribution of chronic diseases to the prevalence of disability in Belgium.METHODS: Data from 35,837 individuals aged 15 years or older who participated in the 1997, 2001, 2004, or 2008 Belgian Health Interview Surveys were used. Disability was defi…

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