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Table 1 Demographic and health characteristics of the study sample participants

From: How is the most severe health state being valued by the general population?

Characteristics, n (%) Participants completing the SF-6D Participants completing the EQ-5D-3L
(N = 1021) (N = 1015)
Female 521 (51.0) 512 (50.4)
Age (years)   
 21-29 190 (18.6) 194 (19.1)
 30-39 222 (21.7) 228 (22.5)
 40-49 272 (26.6) 269 (26.5)
 50-59 206 (20.2) 200 (19.7)
 60+ 131 (12.8) 124 (12.2)
Ethnicity   
 Chinese 392 (38.4) 387 (38.1)
 Malay 396 (38.8) 399 (39.3)
 Indian 233 (22.8) 229 (22.6)
Education level   
 Primary (6 years) or less 177 (17.3) 190 (18.7)
 Secondary (11 years) 562 (55.0) 576 (56.8)
 Diploma/degree or higher 282 (27.6) 249 (24.5)
Married/partner 765 (74.9) 761 (75.0)
Employed or self-employed 659 (64.5) 643 (63.4)
General health status   
 Poor 4 (0.4) 8 (0.8)
 Fair 70 (6.9) 99 (9.8)
 Good 443 (43.4) 424 (41.8)
 Very good 419 (41.0) 383 (37.7)
 Excellent 85 (8.3) 101 (10.0)
Self-reported health on EQ-5D-3L VAS, Mean (SD) 84.5 (11.2) 83.0 (12.1)
  1. VAS = visual analogue scale.