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About 16% of people aged 15 to 64 years old suffered both longstanding health problems or conditions and difficulties developing the basic activities
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About 16% of people aged 15 to 64 years old suffered both longstanding health problems or conditions and difficulties developing the basic activities - 2011
30 November 2012

Summary
About 40.5% of the resident population aged between 15 to 64 years old referred at least one longstanding health problem or condition and 17.4% had at least one difficulty developing the basic activities in 2011.
The coexistence of longstanding health problems or conditions and difficulties developing the basic activities affected circa 16% of people in the above-mentioned age group.
The musculoskeletal disorders and the mobility difficulties, particularly walking or climbing steps, were, respectively, the main longstanding health problem or condition and the main difficulty developing the basic activities as referred by the relevant population.

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