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Table 2 Distribution of functioning questions by sex (% of those who reported any restriction – level 2,3 and 4*)

From: Socio-demographic factors and self-reported funtional status: the significance of social support

  Males Females Total
Main activity (Q1) 24.8 35.8 30.8
Social contacts (Q2) 16.1 24.9 20.9
Mobility (Q3) 13.9 21.7 18.2
Dressing (Q4) 6.3 9.5 8.0
Eating (Q5) 4.3 5.3 4.8
  1. *level 1 = no restriction, level 2 = minor restrictions level 3 = severe restrictions level 4 = completely restricted