Skip to main content

Table 2 Patients' rating of their health-related quality of life state (EuroQol Visual Analogue Scale) by experience of hypoglycemic symptoms and hypoglycemic symptom severity - overall and by country

From: Association of hypoglycemic symptoms with patients' rating of their health-related quality of life state: a cross sectional study

Patient Group All Patients
(N= 1709)
Spain
(N= 441)
France
(N= 150)
UK
(N= 342)
Norway
(N= 48)
Finland
(N= 162)
Germany
(N= 326)
Poland
(N= 240)
All Patients 71.64 ± 16.44 70.42 ± 14.68 71.89 ± 15.51 68.77 ± 17.87 70.15 ± 17.75 70.53 ± 15.91 73.08 ± 16.22 76.80 ± 17.10
By Experience of Hypoglycemic Symptoms
   with symptoms 68.70 ± 16.58 68.96 ± 14.09 71.37 ± 13.53 65.35 ± 18.28 75.00 ± 19.20 69.61 ± 17.32 68.27 ± 18.59 72.03 ± 14.61
   without symptoms 73.47 ± 16.11 71.26 ± 14.91 72.22 ± 16.72 72.50 ± 16.73 67.48 ± 16.62 71.56 ± 14.53 74.61 ± 15.11 79.14 ± 17.78
   VAS score differences 4.78 ± 16.29 2.31 ± 14.62 0.86 ± 15.56 7.16 ± 17.58 -7.52 ± 17.56 1.95 ± 15.94 6.34 ± 16.01 7.12 ± 16.81
   p-value* < 0.0001 0.1177 0.7461 0.0003 0.1629 0.4418 0.0072 0.0023
By Hypoglycemic Symptom Severity
   witout symptoms 73.47 ± 16.11 71.26 ± 14.91 72.22 ± 16.72 72.50 ± 16.73 67.48 ± 16.62 71.56 ± 14.53 74.61 ± 15.11 79.14 ± 17.78
   with mild symptoms 70.93 ± 15.56 69.97 ± 14.30 73.73 ± 12.42 67.69 ± 17.75 79.55 ± 9.34 70.07 ± 17.85 73.57 ± 15.01 72.94 ± 14.15
   with moderate symptoms 65.80 ± 16.92 66.14 ± 12.78 71.00 ± 13.52 64.65 ± 17.42 90.00 ± 17.32 67.95 ± 16.95 59.95 ± 20.97 65.73 ± 16.94
   with severe symptoms 54.30 ± 18.77 65.00 ± 17.68 55.00 ± 12.25 51.54 ± 21.51 43.33 ± 16.07 72.50 ± 3.54 41.75 ± 10.90 80.00 ± 0.00
   p-value < 0.0001 0.1980 0.0866 < 0.0001 0.0010 0.8243 < 0.0001 0.0106
  1. Data are mean ± SD unless otherwise specified
  2. * Based on the t test of the null of no differences in the mean quality of life scores between patients with and without hypoglycemic symptoms
  3. Symptom severity is based on the most severe form reported by a patient, i.e. if a patient reports both 'mild' and 'moderate' symptoms the patient is listed only under the 'moderate' symptoms group
  4. Based on the F test of the joint hypothesis of no differences in the mean quality of life scores across hypoglycemic symptom severity groups