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Table 2 Biological health and lived health questions initially considered for the GRM models for each study population: institutionalized and community-dwelling population

From: Biological health or lived health: which predicts self-reported general health better?

  Biological health scale Lived health scale
Questions Variable Institutionalized population Community-dwelling population Variable Institutionalized population Community-dwelling population
   N %difficulty N %difficulty   N %difficulty N %difficulty
Communication           
With what level of difficulty would you say you are able to…           
Speak intelligibly or utter coherent phrases? COM_8_2 9702 36.4 15912 14.8 COM_8_3b 6 9696 36.1 15912 14.7
Understand what other persons say to you? COM_9_2 9703 35.6 15671 13.4 COM_9_3b6 9688 32.9 15661 12.1
Understand and express yourself in writing? COM_10_2 9687 47.6 16115 16.0      
Understand and express yourself via gestures, symbols, illustrations or sounds? COM_11_2 9703 34.8 15048 9.8      
Hold a dialogue and exchange ideas with one or more persons? COM_12_2 9698 41.6 15899 14.8      
Use the telephone or other devices or communication techniques? COM_13_2 9678 51.4 16605 18.0 COM_13_3b6 9666 45.4 16578 15.8
Learning and application of knowledge and development of tasks           
With what level of difficulty are you able to…           
Hold a gaze or pay attention when listening? APR_14_2 9705 29.2 15793 10.2      
Learn to perform simple tasks? APR_15_2 9665 41.2 16657 14.9      
Perform simple tasks? APR_16_2 9707 34.0 16068 11.4 APR_16_3b 7 9680 29.9 16054 10.0
Perform complex tasks? APR_17_2 9707 49.7 17229 17.6 APR_17_3b 7 9676 44.2 17208 15.2
Mobility           
With what level of difficulty are you able to…           
Change posture? MOV_18_21 9698 45.9 9578 64.6 MOV_18_3b8 9599 36.3 9527 55.3
Keep the body in the same position? MOV_19_21 9704 41.2 9923 66.1 MOV_19_3b8 9645 33.5 9869 59.6
Walk and move around the home? MOV_20_2 1 9705 53.4 8751 61.0 MOV_20_3b 8 9641 40.3 8701 53.0
Walk or move outside the home? MOV_21_2 2 9683 81.4 12919 74.3 MOV_21_3b 9 9640 62.5 12846 64.1
Get around via passenger transport? MOV_22_22 9693 85.7 12156 73.2 MOV_22_3b9 9649 68.5 12079 63.4
Drive vehicles? MOV_23_22 3653 82.7 4378 55.5 MOV_23_3b 3648 82.1 4378 51.5
Lift or carry objects? MOV_24_23 9705 52.3 11259 70.6 MOV_24_3b 10 9684 47.3 11215 63.7
Handle and move objects? MOV_25_2 3 9705 36.0 9056 63.2 MOV_25_3b 10 9685 32.5 9022 57.1
Lift or carry small objects? MOV_26_23 9704 38.6 7840 56.8 MOV_26_3b 10 9682 34.5 7816 51.8
Self-care           
With what level of difficulty would you say are you able to…           
Wash or dry different body parts? AUT_27_2 9702 77.6 14557 49.8 AUT_27_3b 9600 57.1 14491 40.0
Perform basic grooming? AUT_28_2 9702 78.1 14249 48.9 AUT_28_3b 9611 58.8 14160 38.0
Carry out activities related to urination? AUT_29_2 9704 52.6 11346 36.4 AUT_29_3b 9657 41.6 11295 30.4
Carry out activities related to defecation? AUT_30_2 9701 48.3 9979 28.0 AUT_30_3b 9663 38.8 9946 24.6
Carry out activities related to menstrual care? AUT_31_2 680 56.6 1501 12.1 AUT_31_3b 674 38.0 1501 9.6
Dress or undress? AUT_32_2 9706 59.5 13035 44.2 AUT_32_3b 9648 45.3 12975 35.2
Eat and drink? AUT_33_2 9704 31.0 9301 22.9 AUT_33_3b 9690 23.8 9269 18.4
Follow medical prescriptions? AUT_34_2 9693 69.2 12085 40.2 AUT_34_3b 9627 44.1 12032 24.3
Avoid dangerous situations? AUT_35_2 9667 62.4 10987 34.4 AUT_35_3b 9621 51.9 10951 27.1
Home Life           
With what level of difficulty would you say are you able to…           
Do shopping? VDOM_36_24 9675 84.8 16405 65.6 VDOM_36_3b 11 2355 22.1 16270 54.9
Prepare meals? VDOM_37_24 9243 84.3 12601 54.3 VDOM_37_3b 11 1897 17.8 12523 47.4
Carry out housework? VDOM_38_2 4 9282 83.1 15257 62.8 VDOM_38_3b 11 2238 19.3 15139 54.3
Interaction and interpersonal relations           
With what level of difficulty would you say are you able to…           
Show to other persons affection, respect or transmit feelings? INTER_39_2 5 9703 27.4 15768 9.4      
Relate to strangers? INTER_40_2 5 9700 43.6 16666 14.2      
Initiate and maintain relations with subordinates, peers or superiors? INTER_41_25 9701 26.7 16222 12.0      
Initiate and maintain relations with friends, neighbours, acquaintances or colleagues? INTER_42_2 5 9704 33.5 16264 12.3      
Initiate and maintain family relations? INTER_43_25 9694 26.9 16281 12.5      
Initiate and maintain intimate or sexual relations? INTER_44_2 9647 67.0 16660 14.6      
  1. Local dependent variables are marked with the same number. The questions considered in the final model are marked in bold. All data are population weighted.