2017-09-13Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.17886/RKI-GBE-2017-071
Limitations to usual activities due to health problems in German
Lippe, Elena von der
Limitations to usual activities due to health problems impact quality of life and well-being. The Global Activity Limitation Indicator (GALI) was developed to assess the trends in limitations to usual activities. The GALI question is applied in a single or routed, multi-question version. GEDA 2014/2015-EHIS for the first time applied a three- question version. Three quarters of respondents reported that they did not experience any limitations to their usual activities. 18.7% of women and 17.0% of men said they had experienced moderate limitations. 6.4% of women and 6.8% of men reported severe limitations. The share of respondents experiencing limitations increases with age and shows a clear education gradient. Changes in methodology, however, mean that current results based on the GALI question cannot be compared to the results from earlier survey waves of the same study.
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