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Table 1 Characteristics of the European Health Interview Survey population, by countrya, 2007-2010

From: Assessing the validity of the Global Activity Limitation Indicator in fourteen European countries

  Belgium Bulgaria Cyprus Czech Republic France Greece Hungary Latvia Malta Poland Romania Slovakia Slovenia Spain
Data collection year 2008-9 2008 2008 2008 2008 2009 2009 2008 2008 2009 2008 2009 2007 2009-10
Sample size (N) 9,651 5,661 6,931 1,955 24,689 6,172 5,051 6,458 3,669 35,100 18,172 4,972 2,118 22,188
response rate (%) 60.0 73.8 81.6 56.0 - 95.5 80.6 72.0 72.0 72.0 89.0 66.0 - 74.0
Mean age (yrs) 47.1 46.6 43.3 44.4 46.3 47.3 47.3 45.3 46.8 44.6 44.4 43.3 46.0 46.5
% Male 48.1 47.9 49.2 48.6 47.8 48.8 46.6 45.3 46.4 47.6 48.3 48.1 49.1 49.0
GALI % limited 20.8 24.1 18.1 27.8 25.2 22.8 41.0 43.6 24.6 24.6 22.5 38.2 36.3 24.4
ADL % having difficulty with 1 or more activity 10.1 10.3 5.3 10.1 3.4 6.5 14.3 12.1 5.8 9.4 5.9 9.6 15.7 7.3
IADL % having difficulty with 1 or more activity - 23.1 13.0 14.2 - 18.2 18.5 23.2 9.7 18.4 12.3 13.7 18.3 14.3
Functioning % limited 26.2 28.2 20.3 21.6 27.6 28.6 32.7 33.8 27.2 21.4 28.6 27.3 30.3 26.9
  1. GALI Global Activity Limitation Indicator, ADL activities of daily living, IADL instrumental activities of daily living.
  2. aResults account for survey designs using sampling weights.