Correlational findings

Study Sohier (2019): study ZZ EU 9 2006

50-70 aged adults, 9 nations, followed 7 years, 2006-2013
Survey name
N = 16667
Non Response
Interview: Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI)
face-to-face and computer-aided personal interview


Authors's Label
Number of daily limitations
Our Classification
T1: 2006-2007, T2: 2011, T3: 2013
Number of daily limitations with mobility or ADL,
A. Mobility:
   a) Walking 100 metres
   b) Sitting for about two hours
   c) Getting up from a chair after sitting for long periods;
   d) Climbing several flights of stairs without resting;
   e) Climbing one flight of stairs without resting;
   f) Stooping, kneeling, or crouching;
   g) Reaching or extending your arms above shoulder level;
   h) Pulling or pushing large objects like a living room chair;
   i) Lifting or carrying weights over 10 pounds/5 kilos, like a heavy bag of groceries;
   j) Picking up a small coin from a table
   a) Dressing, including putting on shoes and socks;
   b) Walking across a room;
   c) Bathing or showering;
   d) Eating, such as cutting up your food;
   e) Getting in or out of bed;
   f) Using the toilet, including getting up or down;
   g) Using a map to figure out how to get around in a strange place;
   h) Preparing a hot meal;
   i) Shopping for groceries ;
   j) Making telephone calls ;
   k) Taking medications;
   l) Doing work around the house or garden;
   m) Managing money, such as paying bills and keeping track of expenses,
1 yes
0 no
Totall range from 0-23

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-u-sq-n-11-c b-fix = -.06 p < .01 T1-T3 CHANGE in happiness by T1-T3 CHANGE in number of daily limitations

b-fix weighted by country population, controlled for
- age square
- selfperceived health, no. of daily limitation
- income difficult, net household income
- partner's health
- survey time

Similar result when excluding income