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Table 2 Number (%) of patients with sub-optimal levels of function § within each EQ-5D dimension

From: Ethnic differences in health related quality of life for patients with type 2 diabetes

Dimension Indians Pakistanis Bangladeshis Other South Asians All South Asians White Europeans p-value
  (n = 461) (n = 876) (n = 138) (n = 11) (n = 1486) (n = 492)  
Mobility; n (%) 78 (20.9) 373 (48.3) 45 (36.9) 4 (40.0) 500 (39.1) 198 (45.6) 0.017
Self care; n (%) 44 (11.7) 165 (21.4) 25 (20.5) 3 (30.0) 237 (18.5) 64 (14.8) 0.074
Usual activities; n (%) 80 (21.3) 322 (41.9) 42 (34.4) 4 (40.0) 448 (35.1) 123 (28.3) 0.010
Pain/Discomfort; n (%) 175 (46.9) 529 (68.7) 80 (65.6) 7 (70.0) 791 (62.0) 250 (57.6) 0.102
Anxiety/Depression; n (%) 86 (22.9) 290 (37.7) 35 (28.7) 4 (40.0) 415 (32.5) 115 (26.5) 0.020
  1. Missing values: Mobility 266, Self care 265, usual activities 269, Pain/Discomfort 269, Anxiety/Depression 277.
  2. §Sub-optimal levels of function defined as levels 2 or 3 for each EQ-5D dimension.
  3. Calculated using Fisher’s exact test for equality of proportions comparing south Asians and white European.