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Table 2 Relationship between mean EQ-5D utility scores and self-reported health status (n = 493)

From: Assessing the empirical validity of alternative multi-attribute utility measures in the maternity context

Group Overall utility score Self-reported health status p-value*
   Excellent Very good Good Fair Poor  
All women 0.861 0.964 0.908 0.819 0.651 0.366 <0.001
Age (years)        
   17–24 0.848 0.949 0.887 0.815 0.583 -0.077 <0.001
   25–34 0.866 0.973 0.912 0.813 0.672 0.678 <0.001
   35–44 0.855 0.954 0.923 0.861 0.659 0.121 <0.001
Ethnicity        
   White 0.864 0.968 0.911 0.821 0.659 0.366 <0.001
   Non-white 0.793 0.840 0.835 0.804 0.508 - 0.125
Car ownership        
   Yes 0.876 0.963 0.915 0.825 0.714 0.455 <0.001
   No 0.798 0.977 0.875 0.804 0.475 -0.077 <0.001
Housing tenure        
   Owner occupier 0.880 0.964 0.913 0.821 0.723 0.490 <0.001
   Rented 0.807 0.965 0.888 0.817 0.565 0.243 <0.001
Paid employment        
   Yes 0.894 0.971 0.912 0.852 0.712 0.678 <0.001
   No 0.800 0.941 0.894 0.775 0.626 0.055 <0.001
Plurality        
   Singleton 0.859 0.964 0.907 0.818 0.647 0.366 <0.001
   Twin 0.970 1.000 1.000 1.000 0.848 - -
Spontaneous birth        
   Yes 0.867 0.965 0.907 0.824 0.651 - <0.001
   No 0.847 0.961 0.910 0.809 0.623 0.366 <0.001
  1. * ANOVA.
  2. All tests for linear trend were statistically significant (p < 0.05) with the exception of non-white ethnic (p = 0.068) and twin (p = 0.053) sub-groups.