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Table 1 Distribution of the positive-screened sample population according to WHODAS-36 global score in different strata, by degree of functional dependency as assessed using the official scale

From: Disability, support and long-term social care of an elderly Spanish population, 2008-2009: an epidemiologic analysis

Assessment status as per official functional dependency scale. Degree, level, and score shown in brackets Number of persons in WHODAS-2 36 items and proportion [percentages] of screened sample
Low/no problem 0–4 Mild disability 5–24 Moderate disability 25–49 Severe/extreme disability 50–100 All scoreintervals 0–100
Degree Ia Both levels (25–49) 0 0 5 5 10
Degree IIb Lower level (50–64) 0 3 2 6 11
Degree IIb Higher level (65–74) 0 0 2 4 6
Degree IIIc Lower level (75–89) 0 0 5 11 16
Degree IIIc Higher level (90–100) 0 0 1 23 24
Assessed with degree assigned 0 3 15 49 67
Assessed without any degree assigned 0 3 1 3 7
All officially assessed 0 [0] 6 [2] 16 [8] 52 [56] 74 [12]
All not officially assessed 19 [100] 312 [98] 179 [92] 41 [44] 551 [88]
All assessed and unassessed 19 318 195 93 625
  1. aModerate functional dependency: needs personal help for basic ADL and personal autonomy on a limited, intermittent or once-per-day basis
  2. bSevere functional dependency: needs support for several basic ADL several times per day but not for permanent, extensive personal care
  3. cExtreme functional dependency: needs personal help or supervision for basic activities several times per day or continuously
  4. Officially, disability levels were denoted as 1 and 2. Here notation changed to Lower and Higher, respectively, to avoid confusion between phonetically similar degrees and levels