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International Journal of Public Health

pp 1–9

First Online: 09 December 2016Received: 18 May 2016Revised: 28 October 2016Accepted: 17 November 2016DOI: 10.1007-s00038-016-0929-2

Cite this article as: Wright, D.M., Rosato, M. & O’Reilly, D. Int J Public Health 2016. doi:10.1007-s00038-016-0929-2


ObjectivesTo investigate associations between a widely used measure of self-assessed health limiting long-term illness, LLTI and 11 long-term health conditions.

MethodsInformation on LLTI and health conditions was obtained from 2011 Census returns for a 28% representative sample of the Northern Ireland population n = 342,868. Logistic regression was used to predict LLTI by sex and age group for each condition found in isolation, adjusting for marital status, social class, household car access, housing tenure, and educational attainment. The relationship between limitation and multimorbidity was also assessed.

ResultsPrevalence of LLTI varied considerably among conditions when found in isolation; those with mobility problems were over 50 times more likely to report limitation than those with hearing loss. Women were less likely to report limitation than men OR = 0.93 0.90, 0.96, but the pattern of associations with health conditions was similar for both sexes. Prevalence of LLTI increased with age and number of health conditions.

ConclusionsLLTI was most closely associated with mobility problems. Limitation increased slightly with age, but patterns of LLTI across conditions were not sex dependent.

KeywordsLimiting long-term illness Self-assessed health Census Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1007-s00038-016-0929-2 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Autor: David M. Wright - Michael Rosato - Dermot O’Reilly

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