Skip to main content

Table 1 Descriptive information about the fifteen country samples in the dataseta

From: International comparison of experience-based health state values at the population level

  ARM BEL CAN FIN GER GRE HUN JAP NET NZL SLV SPA SWE UK US
N 2222 1274 1518 2411 828 464 5503 620 1155 1328 742 2741 3603 3395 4048
Year of study 2002 2001 1997 1992 1994–1998 1998 2000 1998 1991–2003 1999 2000 1995–2000 1994–1998 1993 2002
Mean age 46.4 50.0 53.5 51.4 51.0 42.2 46.6 48.5 50.9 49.9 44.2 46.8 48.4 47.9 43.0
% Female 70.2 52.7 33.5 51.8 41.3 45.9 55.2 57.3 53.4 56.7 56.3 52.9 46.0 56.7 58.2
Mean EQ-VAS 65.7 80.2 78.8 76.8 80.1 79.0 71.1 77.8 80.8 80.8 76.4 75.9 83.3 82.5 84.3
Mean EQ-VAS adjustedb 65.6 81.2 80.6 78.2 81.2 77.1 70.9 78.3 82.0 81.8 75.3 75.7 83.6 82.8 82.9
Mobility (%)
 Moderate problems 26.0 15.6 21.9 27.7 21.8 12.6 18.6 7.3 9.9 19.7 29.4 13.5 10.7 18.3 17.8
 Severe problems 1.4 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.7 0.9 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.3
Self-care (%)
 Moderate problems 12.0 3.7 3.5 7.3 2.9 5.2 5.4 1.8 4.2 4.0 13.4 2.6 1.4 4.1 4.0
 Severe problems 2.2 0.7 0.5 0.8 1.1 0.5 1.1 0.0 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.4
Usual activities (%)
 Moderate problems 26.1 15.6 16.7 20.9 14.0 10.2 12.2 4.7 15.1 20.7 31.3 10.1 6.2 14.2 13.7
 Severe problems 4.0 1.3 2.4 2.7 1.5 0.2 2.6 0.5 2.8 0.8 1.6 1.0 1.8 2.1 1.6
Pain/discomfort (%)
 Moderate problems 51.8 43.4 40.7 43.8 37.6 14.5 35.8 18.4 34.6 38.7 44.9 25.9 41.3 29.2 34.7
 Severe problems 13.3 2.4 2.9 2.1 4.5 2.3 3.4 1.6 1.7 2.1 2.3 3.7 3.0 3.8 4.1
Anxiety/depression (%)
 Moderate problems 42.0 20.3 27.7 13.7 18.6 8.3 31.5 7.7 16.5 20.5 35.0 14.6 27.5 19.1 23.6
 Severe problems 11.4 1.1 0.9 0.9 0.7 2.4 3.7 0.8 1.2 0.8 1.5 1.9 1.5 1.8 2.7
  1. a ARM Armenia, BEL Belgium, CAN Canada, FIN Finland, GER Germany, GRE Greece, HUN Hungary, JAP Japan, NET Netherlands, NZL New Zealand, SLV Slovenia, SPA Spain, SWE Sweden, UK United Kingdom, US United States
  2. bAdjusted for age and gender using OLS to calculate prediction