The data for this article are derived from the labour force survey (EBB). All people aged 15-64 are asked if they have a chronic illness, or disability. If so, they receive a questionnaire to determine what kind of illness or disability they have. The next question is if their condition prevents them from working or finding a job. Those who answer ‘yes’ are classified as people with a disablement.
Half of all people with a disablement indicate that they have back or neck problems. One third has problems using arms or legs. Psychological problems and bad headaches are next among the most frequent problems. Respondents can give more than one answer.