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Table 4 Mean EQ-VAS scores by age and gender (N = 2,908)

From: Health-related quality of life measured using the EQ-5D–5L: South Australian population norms

  Total Males Females
Variable n mean (SD) n mean (SD) n mean (SD)
All 2905 78.55 (16.57) 1422 78.89 (15.71) 1483 78.23 (17.35)
   Z = -1.29, p = 0.20
Age category, years
 15–24 464 82.00 (14.06) 238 81.75 (13.02) 226 82.26 (15.11)
 25–34 449 80.84 (14.58) 225 81.51 (14.56) 224 80.16 (14.60)
 35–44 480 78.50 (16.65) 238 79.05 (15.03) 241 77.96 (18.13)
 45–54 499 75.64 (18.00) 247 76.08 (16.94) 253 75.20 (18.96)
 55–64 443 78.92 (16.84) 217 79.01 (16.02) 225 78.83 (17.63)
 65–74 346 78.56 (17.19) 153 78.21 (17.04) 193 78.83 (17.34)
 75+ 225 72.68 (17.66) 104 73.66 (17.38) 121 71.83 (17.93)
 Total 2906 X 2 = 58.8, p < 0.001  
  1. SD standard deviation, comparisons of the EQ-VAS score distributions by gender was analysed using the Mann-Whitney U test. Differences amongst age groups were analysed with the Kruskal-Wallis test