Dataset population: Persons
General health is a self-assessment of a person's general state of health. People were asked to assess whether their health was very good, good, fair, bad or very bad.
For Northern Ireland, 'General health' refers to a person's health over the 12 months prior to Census day (27 March 2011).
Long-term health problem or disability
A long-term health problem or disability that limits a person's day-to-day activities and has lasted or is expected to last at least 12 months. This includes problems that are related to old age.
People were asked to assess whether their daily activities were limited a lot or a little by such a health problem, or whether their daily activities were not limited at all.
Type of long-term condition
People with more than one condition are counted separately for each condition but only once in the 'All people'/'All people in households' and 'One or more conditions' categories.
- A communication difficulty means a difficulty with speaking or making yourself understood.
- A mobility or dexterity difficulty means a condition that substantially limits one or more basic physical activities such as walking, climbing stairs, lifting or carrying.
- An emotional, psychological or mental health condition includes conditions such as depression or schizophrenia.
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing includes conditions such as asthma.
- A chronic illness includes illnesses such as cancer, HIV, diabetes, heart disease or epilepsy.
A long-term condition refers to a condition which has lasted, or is expected to last, at least 12 months.
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