Respective Contribution of Chronic Conditions to Disability in France: Results from the National Disability- Health Survey

Disability is fast becoming a concern because of its increasing prevalence owing to the aging of the population, the increased risk of disability in older people, and the global increase in chronic conditions [1]. According to the 2004 Global Burden of Disease estimates [2], chronic non-communicable diseases contributed to 68% of 751 million years lived with disability worldwide and were largely depression, sensorial impairments and osteoarthritis in elderly people.