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Table 1 Age, sex, recovery status, and EQ-5D HRQoL of POIS participants and general population survey respondents

From: Retrospective evaluation versus population norms for the measurement of baseline health status

  Pre-injury 5-monthspost-injury 12-monthspost-injury NZ generalpopulationsurvey
Total 2842 1470 2262 1250
Age:     
18-24 14.4% 13.1% 12.1% 7.0%
25-34 20.8% 19.5% 19.5% 13.3%
35-44 22.5% 23.5% 22.5% 20.4%
45-54 24.5% 26.5% 26.3% 20.2%
55-64 17.8% 17.4% 19.6% 16.4%
65+ 21.0%
Not reported 1.8%
Sex:     
Male 61.4% 60.8% 58.9% 42.7%
Female 38.6% 39.2% 41.1% 56.0%
Not reported 1.3%
Recovery Status:   n = 1248 n = 1937  
Recovered   23.0% 36.4%  
Not recovered   77.0% 63.6%  
Injury Type:     
Intracranial 3.7% 3.7% 3.8%  
Head/necksuperficial 3.6% 3.2% 3.6%  
Spine dislocation,sprain, or strain 16.1% 15.3% 15.9%  
Upper extremityfracture 17.7% 20.5% 17.6%  
Upper extremitydislocation,sprain, or strain 14.3% 15.1% 13.7%  
Upper extremityopen wound 6.0% 6.1% 5.8%  
Upper extremitysuperficial 5.0% 4.8% 4.9%  
Lower extremityfracture 17.2% 18.0% 18.1%  
Lower extremitydislocation, sprain,or strain 24.6% 21.9% 25.2%  
Lower extremityopen wound 4.0% 3.9% 3.9%  
Lower extremitysuperficial 6.6% 6.3% 6.5%  
Other injuryregion/nature 17.1% 19.3% 17.4%  
UnadjustedEQ-5Dsocial tariff 0.94 0.75 0.78 0.82
  1. Percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.For injury types, percentages do not add to 100 as each individual can have more than one injury type recorded.