Table 1

Variables and their relation to UDHR and CRPD articles and ICF categories
Variable UDHR CRPD ICF
Outcome variables
Standard of living 25 (d940)
 - Adequate food - 28 - (d550)
 - Safe water - 28 - (d560)
 - Adequate clothes - 28 - (d540)
 - Adequate housing - 28 - (e155)
Health 25 25 (d940)
 a. Necessary medical care a. (e5800)
 b. Physical health b. (BF, BS)
 c. Mental health c. (BF)
Education 26 24 (d940)
 a. Reading ability a. (d166)
 b. Primary education b. (d820)
 c. Participation in school c. d820
Work 23 27 (d940)
 a. Working a. (d850)
 b. Participation in employment b. d850
Receiving information 19 21, 26 (d940)
 a. Listening performance a. d115
Movement 13 (d940)
 a. Participation in using public transportation a. 18 a. d470
 b. Ambulating performance b. 20 b. d450-d460
Predictor variables
Hearing aid use 19 21, 26 (e1251)
Wheelchair use 13 20, 26 (e1201)
Confounding variables
Sex 1, 2 3, 6 (PF)
Age 1, 2 3, 7 (PF)
Place of living 1, 2 3 (PF)
Economic situation 1, 2 3 (PF)
Physical accessibility to working place 9 (e150, e155)
Duration of use 26 (e1201, e1251)
Listening capacity 19 21, 26 d115
Ambulating capacity 13 20, 26 d450-d460

Categories in brackets were not coded or quantified according to the ICF system.

BF = body functions; BS = body structures; PF = personal factors.

Borg et al.

Borg et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2012 12:18   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-12-18

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