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Table 2 Characteristics of subjects eligible for HRQoL measurement (n = 30,996)

From: Non response, incomplete and inconsistent responses to self-administered health-related quality of life measures in the general population: patterns, determinants and impact on the validity of estimates — a population-based study in France using the MOS SF-36

Age  
<60 22922 (74.0)
60–64 1846 (6.0)
65–69 1875 (6.0)
70–74 1721 (5.6)
75–79 1294 (4.2)
80–84 886 (2.9)
>85 452 (1.5)
Gender  
Men 14798 (47.7)
Women 16198 (52.3)
Region of residence  
Paris region 7005 (22.6)
Eastern Parisian Basin 4608 (14.9)
Western Parisian Basin 1979 (6.4)
West 3175 (10.2)
East 2158 (7.0)
Mediterranean Basin 4115 (13.3)
North 3029 (9.8)
South-East 2393 (7.7)
South-West 2534 (8.2)
Education  
No diploma 2637 (8.5)
Primary school 7137 (23.0)
Lower secondary level 2274 (7.3)
Intermediate Secondary level 8518 (27.5)
Upper Secondary level 3286 (10.6)
Lower tertiary level 5241 (16.9)
Upper tertiary level 1903 (6.1)
Marital status  
Married/in couple 17455 (56.3)
Single 8962 (28.9)
Divorced/separated 2276 (7.3)
Widowed 2303 (7.4)
Geographic origin and foreign background  
Metropolitan France 26845 (86.6)
Foreign 4035 (13.0)
Occupation  
Active 16534 (53.3)
Inactive-retired 14462 (46.7)
Mean income (10,000 €/year per household unit) (SD) 1.63 (1.12)
Smoking Status  
Non-smoker 16822 (54.3)
Light smoker (1–9 cig/day) 2035 (6.6)
Moderate consumption smoker (10–9 cig/day) 2439 (7.9)
Heavy smoker (≥ 20 cig/day) 1886 (6.1)
Alcohol dependence (Cage Score ≥2) 1624 (5.2)
Elixhauser score  
0 26395 (85.8)
1–2 4315 (14.0)
≥3 53 (0.2)
Charlson score  
0 22294 (72.4)
1–2 8141 (26.4)
≥3 328 (1.1)
  1. Figures are numbers (percentages) unless stated otherwise.