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Table 5 Mean (SD) AQoL-6D quality of life impairment domain and factor scores by gender and age

From: Construct validity of the Assessment of Quality of Life - 6D (AQoL-6D) in community samples

Group Age (years) N Independent living Relationships Mental health Coping Pain Senses Psychological factor Physical factor TOTAL
Male 18-34 53 1.42 (0.64) 1.31 (0.36) 1.92 (0.62) 1.81 (0.67) 1.55 (0.74) 1.40 (0.42) 1.87 (0.59) 1.42 (0.40) 1.64 (0.44)
35-44 110 1.41 (0.50) 1.29 (0.42) 1.95 (0.59) 2.01 (0.59) 1.68 (0.62) 1.75 (0.46) 1.98 (0.54) 1.53 (0.40) 1.75 (0.43)
45-54 265 1.45 (0.52) 1.36 (0.46) 1.85 (0.64) 1.99 (0.60) 1.73 (0.67) 1.87 (0.47) 1.92 (0.57) 1.60 (0.38) 1.76 (0.42)
55-64 1343 1.63 (0.64) 1.38 (0.44) 1.90 (0.59) 2.00 (0.57) 1.84 (0.73) 2.01 (0.44) 1.95 (0.53) 1.72 (0.43) 1.83 (0.43)
65+ 1772 1.93 (0.74) 1.48 (0.52) 1.83 (0.54) 2.01 (0.53) 1.86 (0.74) 2.07 (0.45) 1.92 (0.49) 1.84 (0.47) 1.88 (0.43)
Total 3543 1.76 (0.70) 1.43 (0.48) 1.86 (0.57) 2.00 (0.56) 1.83 (0.73) 2.01 (0.46) 1.93 (0.51) 1.76 (0.45) 1.85 (0.43)
Female 18-34 149 1.34 (0.41) 1.25 (0.34) 1.93 (0.57) 1.98 (0.61) 1.34 (0.54) 1.41 (0.37) 1.95 (0.54) 1.33 (0.30) 1.64 (0.37)
35-44 275 1.37 (0.49) 1.32 (0.40) 1.99 (0.63) 2.12 (0.59) 1.50 (0.63) 1.56 (0.42) 2.06 (0.56) 1.44 (0.36) 1.75 (0.42)
45-54 414 1.46 (0.51) 1.33 (0.40) 1.91 (0.54) 2.06 (0.52) 1.73 (0.67) 1.82 (0.38) 1.99 (0.48) 1.58 (0.36) 1.79 (0.38)
55-64 1648 1.62 (0.61) 1.38 (0.40) 1.99 (0.57) 2.07 (0.52) 1.87 (0.74) 1.83 (0.39) 2.03 (0.49) 1.67 (0.41) 1.85 (0.40)
65+ 1873 1.96 (0.77) 1.48 (0.47) 1.94 (0.56) 2.07 (0.53) 1.93 (0.76) 1.89 (0.42) 2.01 (0.49) 1.81 (0.47) 1.91 (0.42)
Total 4359 1.73 (0.70) 1.41 (0.44) 1.96 (0.57) 2.07 (0.53) 1.84 (0.74) 1.82 (0.42) 2.02 (0.49) 1.70 (0.44) 1.86 (0.41)
Overall 18-34 202 1.36 (0.48) 1.27 (0.35) 1.93 (0.58) 1.94 (0.63) 1.39 (0.6) 1.41 (0.38) 1.93 (0.56) 1.36 (0.33) 1.64 (0.39)
35-44 385 1.38 (0.49) 1.31 (0.40) 1.98 (0.62) 2.09 (0.59) 1.55 (0.63) 1.61 (0.44) 2.04 (0.56) 1.47 (0.37) 1.75 (0.42)
45-54 679 1.46 (0.52) 1.34 (0.42) 1.89 (0.58) 2.03 (0.55) 1.73 (0.67) 1.84 (0.41) 1.96 (0.52) 1.59 (0.37) 1.78 (0.39)
55-64 2991 1.63 (0.63) 1.38 (0.42) 1.95 (0.58) 2.04 (0.54) 1.85 (0.73) 1.91 (0.42) 1.99 (0.51) 1.69 (0.42) 1.84 (0.41)
65+ 3645 1.94 (0.75) 1.48 (0.49) 1.89 (0.55) 2.04 (0.53) 1.89 (0.75) 1.98 (0.45) 1.97 (0.49) 1.82 (0.47) 1.90 (0.43)
Total 7915 1.74 (0.70) 1.42 (0.46) 1.92 (0.57) 2.04 (0.54) 1.84 (0.73) 1.91 (0.45) 1.98 (0.50) 1.73 (0.45) 1.85 (0.42)
Temporal stability (r icc) 2740 0.70 0.57 0.55 0.63 0.67 0.62 0.65 0.75 0.73
  1. Note: Age category for N = 5 women and N = 8 men from HCS were unknown; r icc = intra-class correlation coefficient (absolute); all p < .001; for all measures, higher scores indicate a poorer quality of life.