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Strobl, Ralf; Müller, Martin; Emeny, Rebecca; Peters, Annette; Grill, Eva: Distribution and determinants of functioning and disability in aged adults: results from the German KORA-Age study. In: BMC Public Health 2013, 13:137
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Abstract

Today industrialized countries face a burgeoning aged population. Thus, there is increasing attention on the functioning and disabilities of aged adults as potential determinants of autonomy and independent living. However, there are few representative findings on the prevalence and determinants of disability in aged persons in the German population.The objective of our study is to examine the frequency, distribution and determinants of functioning and disability in aged persons and to assess the contribution of diseases to the prevalence of disability.