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Table 4 Ratings for MDS Health States by Country

From: Valuation of transfusion-free living in MDS: results of health utility interviews with patients

Health State Method
  VAS Method Mean (SD) TTO Method Mean (SD)
France   
Living in transfusion independence 72 (16) 0.80 (0.16)
Living with reduced transfusion burden 66 (12) 0.70 (0.22)
Living with transfusion dependency 44 (18) 0.56 (0.34)
Germany   
Living in transfusion independence 78 (10) 0.80 (0.23)
Living with reduced transfusion burden 52 (13) 0.75 (0.21)
Living with transfusion dependency 23 (18) 0.50 (0.27)
UK   
Living in transfusion independence 76 (16) 0.85 (0.15)
Living with reduced transfusion burden 51 (16) 0.77 (0.24)
Living with transfusion dependency 30 (16) 0.65 (0.29)
US   
Living in transfusion independence 90 (7) 0.91 (0.07)
Living with reduced transfusion burden 58 (19) 0.84 (0.10)
Living with transfusion dependency 26 (19) 0.61 (0.20)
  1. *P-values for testing the difference between each pair of health states were lower than 0.05. Exceptions were found for the comparison between the transfusion independent and the reduced transfusion health states in the US sample (p = 0.07), the French sample (p = 0.07), and the German sample (p = 0.11).