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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of the sample (N = 3060)

From: Health-related quality of life measured using the EQ-5D–5 L: population norms for the capital of Iran

VariableStudy sampleTehran adult population [14]
n%%
GenderMale150649.249.8
female155550.850.2
Age (year)< 3060919.831.7
30–3972623.722.6
40–4960219.718.2
50–5953917.613.7
60–6938912.77.7
> 691956.376.1
Education levelIlliterate1404.66.7
Elementary38712.615.4
Guidance51616.916.1
High school and pre-university110035.933.2
University91730.028.5
Employment statusEmployed107935.338.7
Student2217.27.6
Homemaker123940.532.1
Retired39512.910.5
Unemployed1003.35.9
Others220.75.3
Marital statusNever married54918.023.5
Married235877.368.6
Divorce or widowed1444.78.0
Experience of a serious illness
 In selfYes31910.4 
No273789.6 
 In familyYes55118.0 
No250582.0 
 In caring for othersYes48415.9 
No256284.1 
Presence of any illness or health problemYes111536.5 
No194563.5 
Health statusExcellent2538.3 
Very good46215.1 
Good147648.2 
Fair75324.6 
Poor1153.8