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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population, Belgium, 1997, 2001, 2004, and 2008

From: Contribution of chronic diseases to the disability burden in a population 15 years and older, Belgium, 1997–2008

Characteristics Men Women
15-54 55-64 65-79 ≥80 15-54 55-64 65-79 ≥80
N %* N %* N %* N %* N %* N %* N %* N %*
Survey year                 
1997 2735 24.4 450 20.3 541 21.3 108 10.3 2698 23.9 482 21.1 693 22.3 221 10.3
2001 3093 27.5 581 26.2 675 26.6 152 14.5 3031 26.9 598 26.2 826 26.6 227 10.6
2004 2848 25.4 585 26.4 811 32.0 385 36.6 2959 26.2 603 26.4 961 31.0 844 39.4
2008 2551 22.7 603 27.2 510 20.1 406 38.6 2590 23.0 597 26.2 624 20.1 849 39.7
Education level                 
Tertiary 3895 34.7 772 34.8 693 27.3 266 25.3 4486 39.8 657 28.8 591 19.0 259 12.1
Secondary 4799 42.7 934 42.1 967 38.1 360 34.3 4134 36.7 1014 44.5 1213 39.1 736 34.4
Primary 732 6.5 435 19.6 756 29.8 357 34.0 770 6.8 511 22.4 1127 36.3 921 43.0
No diploma 72 0.6 37 1.7 54 2.1 27 2.6 106 0.9 41 1.8 85 2.7 92 4.3
No information 1729 15.4 41 1.8 67 2.6 41 3.9 1782 15.8 57 2.5 88 2.8 133 6.2
Disabled 415 3.7 249 11.2 631 24.9 527 50.1 534 4.7 326 14.3 1003 32.3 1453 67.9
Total 11227   2219   2537   1051   11278   2280   3104   2141  
  1. *Not weighted.