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Table 3 EORTC QLQ-C30 normative data for the Austrian general population stratified by age (N = 1002)

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

  Total 18–29 30–39 40–49 50–59 60–69 ≥70
Physical functioning M 89.72 92.44 91.59 90.58 90.80 89.48 82.39
SD 13.89 8.37 11.89 13.50 14.11 14.50 18.30
Role functioning M 88.92 92.98 93.11 88.02 88.33 87.21 82.46
SD 20.35 15.32 15.56 23.02 20.26 21.76 24.00
Emotional functioning M 78.13 76.38 73.70 74.62 78.08 82.68 85.11
SD 22.25 25.56 23.36 23.94 21.01 16.80 16.95
Cognitive functioning M 89.06 88.80 91.80 88.50 90.25 87.85 87.05
SD 17.76 22.14 14.23 18.74 15.88 16.61 15.72
Social functioning M 92.23 92.94 93.33 90.68 91.17 93.00 92.51
SD 17.14 16.01 15.85 18.95 18.83 16.48 16.32
Global health/QoL M 75.65 77.92 77.56 73.10 75.33 75.82 73.81
SD 20.02 19.78 18.32 19.78 20.26 19.96 21.63
Fatigue M 24.12 25.84 24.71 25.69 21.95 21.90 23.63
SD 22.72 20.33 22.37 24.57 24.30 22.29 22.47
Nausea/vomiting M 1.99 3.80 1.63 2.25 .92 1.74 1.00
SD 8.29 12.99 7.61 7.60 4.79 6.74 4.62
Pain M 19.96 13.93 13.88 20.26 23.00 23.91 27.09
SD 24.33 19.60 19.28 24.67 25.05 24.98 29.29
Dyspnea M 10.89 4.56 8.15 11.79 11.17 14.20 18.08
SD 20.57 12.93 17.16 21.10 21.48 23.09 25.02
Insomnia M 20.01 14.28 12.57 23.65 24.84 24.48 22.02
SD 27.84 23.95 22.30 28.46 30.64 29.85 29.48
Appetite loss M 4.38 5.62 3.59 4.00 3.50 4.68 4.63
SD 16.09 19.64 13.62 14.79 14.34 15.76 16.57
Constipation M 6.18 3.72 7.08 6.63 4.67 5.52 10.24
SD 17.28 14.58 19.39 17.33 14.59 15.33 21.45
Diarrhea M 7.54 8.43 7.13 6.83 9.33 6.98 6.04
SD 18.66 19.85 16.22 18.09 20.65 18.45 17.73
Financial difficulties M 5.05 5.54 4.08 5.48 5.50 4.90 4.45
SD 17.56 19.72 16.43 18.19 17.94 16.34 15.40
  1. M Mean scores, SD standard deviation, QoL quality of life