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Table 1 Study sample characteristics as compared to the German elderly reference population

From: EQ-5D-5L reference values for the German general elderly population

Sample Total
N = 290
Men
N = 132
Women
N = 158
Elderly German reference population*
Men
42.5%
Women 57.5%
Age, mean (SD) 73.1 (5.7) 72.5 (5.4) 73.6 (5.8)   
Range 65–93 65–93 65–90   
Age groups in years, N (%)
 65–69
 70–74
 75–79
 80 + 
86 (29.7)
78 (26.9)
88 (30.3)
38 (13.1)
43 (32.6)
37 (28.0)
43 (32.6)
9 (6.8)
43 (27.2)
41 (26.0)
45 (28.5)
29 (18.3)
  
25.7%
29.0%
45.3%
21.4%
25.4%
53.2%
(Last two groups combined)
Marital status, N (%)   
 Married/living with a partner
 Single
 Divorced/separated
 Widowed
157 (54.1)
14 (4.8)
40 (13.8)
79 (27.2)
95 (72.0)
7 (5.3)
13 (9.9)
17 (12.9)
62 (39.2)
7 (4.4)
27 (17.1)
62 (39.2)
73.3%
5.4%
9.4%
11.7%
47.9%
4.2%
10.6%
37.4%
Educational attainment, N (%)    
 Low
 Middle
 High
179 (61.7)
56 (19.3)
55 (19.0)
72 (54.6)
22 (16.7)
38 (28.8)
107 (67.7)
34 (21.5)
17 (10.8)
54.3%
19.9%
25.4%
62.2%
25.0%
12.5%
Region, N (%)    
 Berlin
 Leipzig
 Hamburg
 Bielefeld
 Munich
 Frankfurt
35 (12.1)
76 (26.2)
47 (16.2)
45 (15.5)
56 (19.3)
31 (10.7)
13 (9.9)
35 (26.5)
23 (17.4)
19 (14.4)
30 (22.7)
12 (9.1)
22 (13.9)
41 (26.0)
24 (15.2)
26 (16.5)
26 (16.5)
19 (12.0)
  
Area of residence, N (%)   
 Urban
 Rural
198 (68.3)
92 (31.7)
93 (66.4)
39 (29.6)
105 (66.5)
53 (33.5)
65.4%
34.6%
Life satisfaction, N (%)   
 0–3
 4–6
 7–10
4 (1.4)
36 (12.4)
250 (86.2)
1 (0.8)
10 (7.6)
121 (91.7)
3 (1.9)
26 (16.5)
129 (81.7)
  
Experience with serious illness, N (%)   
 Yes
 No
136 (47.0)
154 (53.0)
71 (53.8)
61 (46.2)
65 (41.1)
93 (58.9)
  
Experience with serious illness in family, N (%)   
 Yes
 No
185 (63.8)
105 (36.2)
76 (57.6)
56 (42.4)
109 (69.0)
49 (31.0)
  
  1. References: [33, 47,48,49]