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Table 2 Acceptability of less than perfect health states beyond a specific age by adult individuals from the general population in Hungary (year 2008), % of respondents (N = 9281)

From: Acceptable health and ageing: results of a cross-sectional study from Hungary

Health domain (EQ-5D descriptive system) Severity of problems Health problems are acceptable from age …. and onward, cumulative % Acceptable from agea, mean (S.D.)
30 yr 40 yr 50 yr 60 yr 70 yr 80 yr Never
Mobility Moderate problems 0.4 1.2 7.5 29.9 69.9 93.9 6.1 68.4 (9.3)
Confined to bed 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.6 5.6 29.2 70.8 77.8 (5.3)
Self-care Moderate problems 0.1 0.2 0.6 4.1 29.5 80.0 20.0 75.7 (6.4)
Severe problems 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.3 2.9 30.3 69.7 78.8 (4.4)
Usual activities Moderate problems 0.3 0.8 3.8 19.3 60.8 93.6 6.4 70.9 (8.6)
Severe problems 0.1 0.2 0.3 1.1 7.9 47.4 52.6 78.0 (5.2)
Pain/discomfort Moderate 2.1 6.1 18.1 43.1 74.9 92.7 7.3 64.4 (11.9)
Extreme 0.4 0.6 1.7 5.8 19.0 46.2 53.8 74.1 (8.8)
Anxiety/depression Moderate 10.1 16.0 24.2 34.3 49.3 60.9 39.1 58.0 (17.3)
Extreme 3.4 5.0 8.1 11.8 19.6 31.4 68.6 64.7 (16.7)
Total, % None 89.4 82.2 68.1 42.0 12.7 1.9 1.9 NA
At least one moderate 10.6 9.3 21.4 47.8 77.5 69.1 47.1 NA
At least one severe 3.4 1.8 3.8 7.4 22.8 59.6 85.6 NA
  1. aAverage age at which these health problems are considered acceptable, as indicated by those respondents who did not indicate ‘Never’. NA = not applicable