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Chronic health conditions are those where the onset is usually insidious, with a gradual progression of symptoms or with problems of a more permanent nature resulting as sequels to a series of acute conditions. Daily activities may or may not be restricted during any given period although there is usually a more general series of limitations of activities.

Source Publication:
Handbook of Household Surveys, Revised Edition, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 31, United Nations, New York, 1984, para. 14.45.

Cross References:
Acute health conditions

Statistical Theme: Health statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Friday, November 2, 2001