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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics of participants in the two studies

From: A comparison of injured patient and general population valuations of EQ-5D health states for New Zealand

  Injured population study General population study
For mean health state values For equations (1) and (2)  
  n = 2099 n = 2847 n = 396
  % % %
Sex:    
Female 37.3 38.6 54.3
Male 62.7 61.4 45.0
Age:    
18-19 years 3.9 3.6 2.5
20-29 22.1 21.0 14.9
30-39 23.3 22.4 21.9
40-49 21.6 22.8 22.5
50-59 21.6 22.3 17.4
60+ 7.5 7.9 20.5
Ethnicity:    
European or Pakeha 68.8 67.8 86.5
Māori 18.9 19.8 7.1
Pacific islands# 6.6 6.8 1.4
Asian or ‘other’ 22.8 22.8 4.1
Employment: (pre-injury for injured population study)    
Employed 93.0 91.9 64.1
Retired 0.5 0.7 15.9
Homemaker 1.5 1.4 11.6
Student 2.5 2.3 5.6
Seeking work 0.6 0.9 0.8
Other 1.9 2.8 2.0
  1. #Samoan, Cook Island Māori, Tongan and Niuean.
  2. Not all percentages sum to 100 because participants for whom a response was not recorded are not reported here. In the injured population study, participants could report more than one ethnicity.