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limiting long-term illness

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Definition A British term of art for a self-assessment that a person suffers from a long-term illness, health problem or disability which limits their daily activities or the work they can do. The definition was tweaked in 2011 and now includes a time frame: …having lasted or expected to last at least 12 months.

Demographics LLTIs affect 18% of Brits, and increase with age: 3% of children under age 4 have an LLTI, as do 75% of those over 85.

Limiting long term illnesses

• Bronchitis/ emphysema

• Dementia

• Depression

• Diabetes

• Falls, especially if needing hospital admission

• Hearing impairment

• Heart attack

• Immobility

• Incontinence

• Obesity

• Stroke

• Visual impairment

References http://factsandfigures.herefordshire.gov.uk/1342.aspx

http://www.merton.gov.uk/jsna/definitions2001v2011data.pdf

http://www.eastdevon.gov.uk/limiting_long_term_illness_160811.pdf

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