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Table 2 Frequencies for the 5 EQ-5D domains and VAS mean scores – medical students (N = 161) vs. general population aged 20–30 (N = 292) [11]

From: How do medical students value health on the EQ-5D? Evaluation of hypothetical health states compared to the general population

EQ-5D   medical students general population aged 20–30 2 chi2
mobility (%) no problems 99.4 97.3 1.30
  moderate problems1 0.6 2.7  
  severe problems1 - -  
self-care (%) no problems 100.0 100.0 3
  moderate problems - -  
  severe problems - -  
daily activities (%) no problems 96.9 95.2 0.41
  moderate problems1 3.1 4.5  
  severe problems1 - 0.3  
pain/discomfort (%) no problems 81.9 89.7 12.1**
  moderate problems1 18.1 9.6  
  severe problems1 - 0.7  
anxiety/depression (%) no problems 77.5 89.0 23.7**
  moderate problems 21.9 10.3  
  severe problems 0.6 0.7  
VAS (mean (SD)) male (N = 644/149) 87.1 (7.8) 89.3 (13.4) -1.50°
  female (N = 95/140) 87.9 (10.0) 85.5 (15.9) 1.42
  total (N = 161/289) 87.3 (9.6) 87.5 (14.8) -0.17
  1. 1 for chi2-Test the categories moderate and severe problems have been combined
  2. 2 Data from the general population: [11], male/female 20–30 years: personal communication with Dr. Hinz 17.04.08
  3. 3 no chi2-Test possible
  4. 4 gender: missing data N = 2
  5. **p < .01
  6. °p < .10