Share of people who have any long-standing illness or disability that limits their activities in any way
European Quality of Life Survey 2003, European Quality of Life Survey 2007 (*)
Weighting has been applied to key variables to rebalance any differences between the distribution of population sub-groups in the sample and in the total population.
For 24 countries, the sample size was around 1,000. For France, Italy, Poland and the UK the sample size was approximately 1,500. In Germany and Turkey it was 2,000. In most of the countries, the households were selected using a multi-stage, stratified and clustered design with a ‘random walk’ procedure. The overall response rate was 57.9% with significant country variations in response rates ranging from 88% in Romania to 33,5% in the UK.
% of individuals
Q44.Do you have any chronic (long-standing) physical or mental health problem, illness or disability? 1. Yes. 2. No. 3. Don’t know. 4. Refusal
(*) Disclaimer :
For some indicators two different data sources have been used. The
question is the same, but the time and the method for data collection,
e.g. sample size, could be different. Therefore some caution is
needed in the interpretation of the time series where different
data sources have been used.
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