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Table 3 Reported problem and VAS score in the EQ-5D-Y by dimension and grade group

From: Health-related quality of life by allergy symptoms in elementary school students

EQ-5D-Y dimensions Grade (1-3)
N = 4999
Grade (4-6)
N = 3919
P-value*
n (%) n (%)
Mobility (walking about)
 No problems 4916 (98.3) 3817 (97.4) 0.005
 Some problems 78 (1.6) 92 (2.4)  
 A lot of problems 5 (0.1) 10 (0.3)  
Looking after myself
 No problems 4828 (96.6) 3874 (98.9) < 0.001
 Some problems 166 (3.3) 41 (1.1)  
 A lot of problems 5 (0.1) 4 (0.1)  
Doing usual activities
 No problems 4828 (96.6) 3806 (97.1) 0.334
 Some problems 160 (3.2) 107 (2.7)  
 A lot of problems 11 (0.2) 6 (0.2)  
Having pain or discomfort
 No problems 4596 (91.9) 3491 (89.1) < 0.001
 Some problems 395 (7.9) 418 (10.7)  
 A lot of problems 8 (0.2) 10 (0.3)  
Feeling worried, sad or unhappy
 No problems 4590 (91.8) 3533 (90.2) 0.016
 Some problems 393 (7.9) 375 (9.6)  
 A lot of problems 16 (0.3) 11 (0.3)  
VAS, n 4391 3491  
VAS, mean (SD) 91.2 (11.1) 88.2 (13.0) < 0.001
  1. *P-values by Fisher’s exact test or independent t test