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Table 4 Multivariable analysis of factors associated with health utility (EQ-5D score)

From: Health utility after emergency medical admission: a cross-sectional survey

  Beta 95% CI p
Factor    
Gender (male v female) 0.049 0.016, 0.082 0.003
Previous hospital admission within 30 days (yes v no) -0.101 -0.138, -0.064 < 0.001
ICD-10 code    
   Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (reference)   < 0.001
   Diseases of the circulatory system 0.043 -0.066, 0.151  
   Diseases of the digestive system 0.119 0.003, 0.235  
   Diseases of the genitourinary system -0.007 -0.133, 0.120  
   Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue -0.091 -0.238, 0.057  
   Diseases of the nervous system 0.127 -0.009, 0.263  
   Diseases of the respiratory system 0.053 -0.056, 0.163  
   Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue -0.275 -0.526, -0.023  
   Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases 0.180 0.011, 0.348  
   Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes -0.012 -0.123, 0.100  
   Mental and behavioural disorders -0.014 -0.165, 0.137  
   Neoplasms -0.091 -0.253, 0.072  
   Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified 0.085 -0.024, 0.194  
   Other 0.128 -0.042, 0.298  
   Unknown    
History of chronic respiratory disease -0.094 -0.144, -0.043 < 0.001
History of active malignancy -0.111 -0.190, -0.032 0.006
History of diabetes -0.072 -0.118, -0.026 0.002
History of epilepsy -0.101 -0.186, -0.016 0.021
On steroid therapy -0.105 -0.169, -0.041 0.001
Age *    < 0.001
Glasgow coma scale *    < 0.001
  1. * EQ5D was reduced with increased age and lower GCS; both were monotonic but non-linear decreases for which a quadratic model produced an adequate fit, Age: Fitted line is -0.0015*Age-0.000018*Age2, GCS: Fitted line is 0.0043*GCS +0.000852*GCS2
  2. R-squared statistic for the model = 12.6%.