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Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: EQ-5D Brazilian population norms

Factor Level Value
N   5774
City Rio de Janeiro 3921 (67.91%)
Recife 959 (16.61%)
Porto Alegre 894 (15.48%)
Sex Female 3104 (53.76%)
Male 2670 (46.24%)
Age, median (IQR)   38 (27, 49)
Marital status Married 2925 (50.66%)
Widowed 182 (3.15%)
Divorced 488 (8.45%)
Single 2176 (37.69%)
Didn't know/didn't answer 3 (0.05%)
Children No 1826 (31.62%)
Yes 3948 (68.38%)
ISCED* level of education (2011) 0–2 1934 (33.49%)
3–4 2166 (37.51%)
5–6 1302 (22.55%)
7–8 372 (6.44%)
Socio-economic status** A 383 (6.63%)
B 2370 (41.05%)
C 2767 (47.92%)
D/E 239 (4.14%)
Didn't know/didn't answer 15 (0.26%)
Chronic disease No 2183 (37.81%)
Yes 3591 (62.19%)
Health insurance No 3215 (55.68%)
Yes 2554 (44.23%)
Didn't know/didn't answer 5 (0.09%)
Believes in God No 150 (2.60%)
Yes 5601 (97.00%)
Didn't know/didn't answer 23 (0.40%)
Self-rated health Very good 1093 (18.93%)
Good 2863 (49.58%)
Fair 1639 (28.39%)
Bad 139 (2.41%)
Very bad 38 (0.66%)
Didn't know/didn't answer 2 (0.03%)
VAS, median (IQR)   85 (70, 90)
  1. *0–2 from no formal to lower secondary education. 3–4 upper to post-secondary, 5–6 tertiary education, 7–8 post-graduation
  2. **Socio-economic status A/B the wealthiest class