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Table 5 Distribution of EQ-5D item scores. Men and women according to age. Pooled postal and web surveys. Number (%)

From: General population norms for the EQ-5D-3 L in Norway: comparison of postal and web surveys

  Age group, years
19–30 31–40 41–50 51–60 61–70 ≥ 71 All
n 255 (100) 314 (100) 412 (100) 443 (100) 452 (100) 232 (100) 2108 (100)
Mobility
 No problems 244 (96) 289 (92) 360 (87) 383 (87) 372 (82) 151 (65) 1799 (85)
 Some problems 11 (4) 24 (8) 52 (13) 60 (14) 80 (18) 81 (35) 308 (15)
 Confined to bed 0 (0) 1 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0)
Self-care
 No problems 254 (100) 308 (98) 405 (98) 430 (97) 441 (98) 218 (94) 2056 (98)
 Some problems 1 (0) 6 (2) 7 (2) 13 (3) 11 (2) 13 (6) 51 (2)
 Unable to wash or dress 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0.4) 1 (0)
Usual activities
 No problems 234 (92) 273 (87) 339 (82) 360 (81) 365 (81) 167 (72) 1738 (82)
 Some problems 19 (8) 40 (13) 68 (17) 76 (17) 84 (19) 60 (26) 347 (17)
 Unable to perform 2 (1) 1 (0) 5 (1) 7 (2) 3 (1) 5 (2) 23 (1)
Pain/Discomfort
 No pain or discomfort 196 (77) 214 (68) 227 (55) 209 (47) 205 (45) 91 (39) 1142 (54)
 Moderate pain or discomfort 58 (23) 89 (28) 171 (42) 198 (45) 223 (49) 131 (57) 870 (41)
 Extreme pain or discomfort 1 (0) 11 (4) 14 (3) 36 (8) 24 (5) 10 (4) 96 (5)
Anxiety/Depression
 Not anxious or depressed 190 (75) 233 (74) 321 (78) 351 (79) 377 (83) 187 (81) 1659 (79)
 Moderately anxious or depressed 62 (24) 75 (24) 87 (21) 85 (19) 72 (16) 45 (19) 426 (20)
 Extremely anxious or depressed 3 (1) 6 (2) 4 (1) 7 (2) 3 (1) 0 (0) 23 (1)