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Table 5 Reported problems and VAS score on EQ-5D-Y by the number of allergic symptoms reported

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

EQ-5D-Y dimensions The number of allergic symptoms reported in the past 12 months   
0 (n = 4463) 1 (n = 3253) 2 (n = 1110) 3(n = 93) p-value* Post hoc groupinga
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Mobility (walking about)
 No problems 4388 (98.3) 3186 (97.9) 1072 (96.6) 88 (94.6) < 0.001 0 > 2
 Any problems 75 (1.7) 67 (2.1) 38 (3.4) 5 (5.4)   
Looking after myself
 No problems 4372 (98.0) 3174 (97.6) 1070 (96.4) 87 (93.6) 0.001 0 > 2
 Any problems 91 (2.0) 79 (2.4) 40 (3.6) 6 (6.5)   
Doing usual activities
 No problems 4362 (97.7) 3135 (96.4) 1052 (94.8) 86 (92.5) <.001 0 > 1,2,3
 Any problems 101 (2.3) 118 (3.6) 58 (5.2) 7 (7.5)   
Having pain or discomfort
 No problems 4174 (93.5) 2914 (89.6) 934 (84.1) 66 (71.0) <.001 0 > 1 > 2 > 3
 Any problems 289 (6.5) 339 (10.4) 176 (15.9) 27 (29.0)   
Feeling worried, sad or unhappy
 No problems 4168 (93.4) 2932 (90.1) 948 (85.4) 76 (81.7) <.001 0 > 1 > 2,3
 Any problems 295 (6.6) 321 (9.9) 162 (14.6) 17 (18.3)   
VAS, n 3860 2888 985 80   
VAS, mean (SD) 90.9 (11.0) 89.4 (12.6) 87.9 (13.5) 84.3 (18.1) <.001 0 > 1 > 2 > 3
  1. *P-values by Chi-square test or ANOVA test
  2. aMultiple comparisons with Bonferroni correction (significance level = 0.05/6 = 0.0083)