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Table 2 EORTC QLQ-C30 normative data for the Austrian general population stratified by age and sex (N = 1002)

From: Normative data for the EORTC QLQ-C30 from the Austrian general population

  Total Females Males
All 18–29 30–39 40–49 50–59 60–69 ≥70 All 18–29 30–39 40–49 50–59 60–69 ≥70
Physical functioning M 89.72 88.59 90.85 93.33 88.98 90.47 86.93 81.27 90.92 93.96 89.86 92.19 91.13 92.27 84.00
SD 13.89 14.43 9.69 10.81 14.26 13.81 16.02 17.98 13.22 6.56 12.70 12.57 14.48 12.17 18.76
Role functioning M 88.92 87.71 91.09 92.98 86.63 87.67 86.63 81.50 90.19 94.79 93.24 89.39 89.00 87.83 83.83
SD 20.35 21.90 18.89 16.01 25.19 19.64 23.28 25.40 18.50 10.62 15.20 20.69 20.97 20.15 21.96
Emotional functioning M 78.13 76.31 74.03 71.78 71.12 77.50 80.94 83.08 80.06 78.65 75.60 78.11 78.67 84.58 88.00
SD 22.25 22.85 26.18 24.73 23.69 20.55 18.51 19.08 21.46 24.85 21.91 23.81 21.58 14.62 12.92
Cognitive functioning M 89.06 88.83 87.98 91.81 88.61 90.00 88.78 86.50 89.31 89.58 91.79 88.38 90.50 86.83 87.83
SD 17.76 17.39 21.47 14.10 16.33 15.90 17.23 17.20 18.16 22.83 14.46 20.97 15.95 16.00 13.40
Social functioning M 92.23 92.60 95.35 94.15 89.93 91.50 92.08 92.17 91.84 90.63 92.51 91.41 90.83 94.00 93.00
SD 17.14 15.95 9.78 13.14 19.32 18.13 18.55 15.80 18.33 20.05 18.18 18.66 19.60 13.97 17.16
Global health/QoL M 75.65 73.98 75.00 77.34 71.37 74.42 74.59 71.75 77.41 80.73 77.78 74.83 76.25 77.17 76.75
SD 20.02 20.64 19.20 16.61 21.73 21.70 22.15 21.94 19.20 20.01 19.98 17.59 18.79 17.33 20.99
Fatigue M 24.12 26.13 28.17 23.98 28.71 23.44 24.86 26.56 22.00 23.61 25.44 22.67 20.44 18.67 19.44
SD 22.72 23.72 19.61 22.64 25.56 25.58 25.02 24.37 21.43 20.84 22.21 23.28 23.00 18.54 18.83
Nausea/vomiting M 1.99 2.38 5.04 2.05 2.48 1.33 1.82 1.00 1.57 2.60 1.21 2.02 0.50 1.67 1.00
SD 8.29 9.63 16.37 9.46 7.60 5.65 6.21 4.63 6.56 8.49 5.20 7.64 3.71 7.33 4.64
Pain M 19.96 21.28 14.34 15.20 19.64 24.83 24.59 29.83 18.56 13.54 12.56 20.88 21.17 23.17 23.17
SD 24.33 25.37 18.97 18.93 25.12 26.77 26.70 30.65 23.12 20.27 19.66 24.34 23.21 23.16 26.96
Dyspnea M 10.89 12.15 3.88 7.60 15.51 10.67 16.83 20.00 9.56 5.21 8.70 8.08 11.67 11.33 15.33
SD 20.57 20.89 10.74 16.65 21.91 20.05 24.85 25.08 20.16 14.76 17.75 19.70 22.92 20.84 24.87
Insomnia M 20.01 23.33 19.38 14.04 25.41 28.00 31.02 23.67 16.49 9.37 11.11 21.89 21.67 17.33 19.67
SD 27.84 30.27 27.25 23.47 29.89 33.77 33.51 31.18 24.55 19.15 21.12 27.02 26.98 23.52 26.91
Appetite loss M 4.38 5.88 9.30 5.26 3.63 4.67 5.61 6.00 2.79 2.08 1.93 4.38 2.33 3.67 2.67
SD 16.09 19.61 26.37 17.54 14.07 17.75 17.73 19.76 11.00 8.11 7.84 15.55 9.78 13.36 10.28
Constipation M 6.18 7.76 5.43 9.36 9.57 4.33 6.60 11.33 4.50 2.08 4.83 3.70 5.00 4.33 8.67
SD 17.28 19.95 19.02 23.31 20.74 13.95 17.70 22.84 13.72 8.11 14.31 12.51 15.27 12.27 19.37
Diarrhea M 7.54 7.13 8.53 7.02 7.26 8.00 7.26 4.67 7.98 8.33 7.25 6.40 10.67 6.67 8.00
SD 18.66 18.26 19.24 17.48 18.03 20.73 18.07 15.73 19.08 20.51 14.97 18.25 20.60 19.02 20.22
Financial difficulties M 5.05 5.96 6.98 2.34 7.26 6.67 7.26 5.00 4.08 4.17 5.80 3.70 4.33 2.33 3.67
SD 17.56 18.77 21.13 10.63 21.93 20.12 20.39 15.27 16.13 18.25 20.56 13.38 15.48 9.81 15.68
  1. M Mean scores, SD standard deviation, QoL quality of life