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Table 1 General characteristics of participants

From: The relationship between individual-level deprivation and health-related quality of life

CharacteristicOverall (N = 6314)
N (%) or Mean ± SD
Age (Years)
 18–442444 (38.7)
 45–642382 (37.7)
 65–75+1421 (22.5)
Sex- female3809 (60.3)
Marital Status
 Married/Common-law4212 (66.7)
 Widowed/Separated/ Divorced1057 (16.7)
 Single, never married1006 (15.9)
Educational level
 High School not completed553 (8.8)
 High School/Certificate3931 (62.3)
 University1782 (28.2)
Employment status
 Employed3647 (62.8)
 Out of work/Student703 (12.1)
 Retired/Unable to work1455 (25.1)
Body Mass Index – kg/m227.52 ± 5.67
 Underweight: <  18.5109 (1.8)
 Normal: 18.5–25.02013 (33.2)
 Overweight: 25.0–30.02242 (36.9)
 Obese: >  30.01702 (28.1)
EQ-5D-5 L
 Mobility
  Level 14800 (76.0)
  Levels 2–31315 (20.8)
  Levels 4–5199 (3.2)
 Self-Care
  Level 15925 (93.8)
  Levels 2–3361 (5.7)
  Levels 4–528 (0.4)
 Usual Activities
  Level 14723 (74.8)
  Levels 2–31422 (22.5)
  Levels 4–5169 (2.7)
 Pain/Discomfort
  Level 12571 (40.7)
  Levels 2–33408 (54.0)
  Levels 4–5335 (5.3)
 Anxiety/Depression
  Level 14073 (64.5)
  Levels 2–32089 (33.1)
  Levels 4–5152 (2.4)
 Index Score0.85 ± 0.14
 VAS score79.6 ± 17.7
Canadian Deprivation Index
 1 (Most well-off)1401 (22.6)
 23117 (50.4)
 31175 (19.0)
 4363 (5.7)
 5 (Least well-off)135 (2.2)
Ontario Deprivation Index (Range 0–10)0.17 ± 0.67
 Most well-off (0–1)5843 (96.1)
 Least well-off (2–10)237 (3.9)