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Prevalence of disability in a composite ≥75 year-old population in Spain: A screening survey based on the International Classification of Functioning

Javier Virués-Ortega12*, Jesús de Pedro-Cuesta12, Manuel Seijo-Martínez3, Pedro Saz4, Fernando Sánchez-Sánchez5, Fermina Rojo-Pérez6, Fernanda Rodríguez7, Raimundo Mateos8, Pablo Martínez-Martín12, Ignacio Mahillo2, Jordi Gascon-Bayarri9, Josep Garre-Olmo10, Francisco Jose García11, Gloria Fernández-Mayoralas6, Felix Bermejo-Pareja5, Alberto Bergareche12, Javier Almazan-Isla2 and Jose Luis del Barrio2

Author Affiliations

1 Research Network in Neurodegenerative Diseases (CIBERNED), Carlos III Institute of Health, Madrid, Spain

2 Department of Applied Epidemiology, National Centre for Epidemiology, Carlos III Institute of Health, Madrid, Spain

3 Neurology Service, Hospital do Salnés, Pontevedra, Spain

4 Department of Medicine and Psychiatry, Zaragoza University and CIBERSAM, Zaragoza, Spain

5 Neurology Department, 12 de Octubre University Teaching Hospital, Madrid, Spain

6 Center for Human and Social Sciences, Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), Madrid, Spain

7 Neurology Unit, Segovia General Hospital, Segovia, Spain

8 Psychiatry Department, University of Santiago de Compostela and Psychogeriatrics Unit, Santiago de Compostela University Hospital, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

9 Dementia Diagnosis & Treatment Unit, Neurology Department, Bellvitge University Teaching Hospital, Barcelona, Spain

10 Dementia Unit, Santa Caterina Hospital, Gerona, Spain

11 Virgen del Valle Geriatric Hospital, Toledo, Spain

12 Neurology Department, Donostia Hospital, Bidasoa-Hondarribia Hospital, Guipúzcoa, Spain

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BMC Public Health 2011, 11:176  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-176

Published: 23 March 2011

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General and specific prevalent health conditions and morbidity. Table S1 showing general and specific prevalent health conditions and morbidity

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