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Table 5 Multivariable relationship between socio-demographic variables and health utility scores

From: A comparison of health utility scores calculated using United Kingdom and Canadian preference weights in persons with alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers

  UK-based preference weights Canadian-based preference weights
  Persons with AD Caregivers Persons with AD Caregivers
  Regression coefficient (95 % CI) Regression coefficient (95 % CI) Regression coefficient (95 % CI) Regression coefficient (95 % CI)
Age (years) −0.004 (-0.053, 0.033) −0.011 (-0.092, 0.055) −0.002 (-0.011, 0.002) 0.008 (-0.051, 0.034)
Gender     
 Female Ref Ref Ref Ref
 Male −0.039 (-0.110, 0.019) −0.060 (-0.211, 0.067) −0.022 (-0.072, 0.051) 0.036 (-0.119, 0.110)
Educationa     
 High school or less Ref Ref Ref Ref
 College −0.028 (-0.094, 0.127) −0.105 (-0.237, 0.022) −0.015 (-0.065, 0.070) −0.047 (-0.134, 0.015)
 University −0.022 (-0.133, 0.016) −0.131 (-0.253, -0.009) −0.012 (-0.079, 0.073) −0.074 (-0.142, 0.008)
 Post-graduate −0.100 (-0.181, -0.018) −0.116 (-0.152, -0.006) −0.059 (-0.080, -0.007) −0.040 (-0.127, -0.009)
Occupationb     
 Retired Ref Ref Ref Ref
 Employed 0.046 (-0.075, 0.057) −0.047 (-0.134, 0.059) 0.025 (-0.171, 0.102) −0.034 (-0.078, 0.049)
 Other 0.035 (-0.067, 0.063) −0.015 (-0.117, 0.063) 0.017 (-0.024, 0.057) −0.014 (-0.007, 0.037)
Household incomec     
 <$40000 Ref Ref Ref Ref
 ≥$40000 to < $80000 0.004 (-0.087, 0.019) 0.028 (-0.131, 0.045) 0.003 (-0.035, 0.093) −0.020 (-0.088, 0.017)
 ≥$80000 −0.015 (-0.039, 0.000) 0.002 (-0.006, 0.008) −0.007 (-0.011, 0.021) −0.064 (-0.141, 0.010)
  1. Note. AD Alzheimer’s disease, CI confidence interval, Ref reference category, UK United Kingdom
  2. aCollege: some college or completed college; university: some univeristy or completed university; post-graduate: some university at Masters or Doctorate level or completed a Masters or Doctorate
  3. bHomemaker, student, or unemployed
  4. cCanadian dollars