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Table 2 Participants’ HRQoL (AQoL utility) compared with age-adjusted population values

From: Relationship between health-related quality of life, comorbidities and acute health care utilisation, in adults with chronic conditions

Age group Participants Populationa Statisticsb
  N Mean SD N Mean SD  
18–29 yearsc 38 0.84 0.20 1325 0.86 0.19 df = 37, p = 0.50
30–39 years 108 0.72 0.26 1681 0.84 0.21 df = 107, p < 0.001
40–49 years 211 0.61 0.30 1382 0.81 0.23 df = 210, p < 0.001
50–59 years 376 0.59 0.31 1295 0.80 0.24 df = 375, p < 0.001
60–69 years 543 0.59 0.30 1245 0.80 0.22 df = 542, p < 0.001
70–79 years 545 0.47 0.30 912 0.76 0.23 df = 544, p < 0.001
80+ yearsd 174 0.31 0.27 357 0.70 0.26 df = 173, p < 0.001
  1. Notes:
  2. a = Source: Hawthorne, Korn & Richardson (2013)
  3. b = Independent t-test
  4. c = Includes 6 cases <20 years
  5. d = The population was restricted to those 80 to 85 years