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Scand J Public Health. 2009 Jul;37(5):467-74. doi: 10.1177/1403494809105286. Epub 2009 Jun 17.

Danish EQ-5D population norms.

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Centre for Applied Health Services Research and Technology Assessment, University of Southern Denmark, Odense C, Denmark. jas@cast.sdu.dk

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The EQ-5D is a widely used generic health-related quality of life instrument that has been used to describe population health and health outcomes in clinical trials and health economic evaluations.

AIMS:

To generate Danish population norms for the EQ-5D index score, stratified by age and gender.

METHODS:

The EQ-5D data from three population health surveys were pooled, thus providing EQ-5D profile data for 15,700 individuals aged 20-79 years. The Danish TTO scoring algorithm was used to weight each respondent's profile data to derive a single index score. Mean values were computed by gender and 10-year age groups, and educational groups.

RESULTS:

In a random sample from the general Danish population, the mean EQ-5D index score ranged between 0.93 for 20-29 year-olds and 0.83 for 70-79 year-olds. Men had a significantly higher score than women in all age groups. Longer education was associated with higher EQ-5D index score in most age groups.

CONCLUSIONS:

The calculated mean values for the EQ-5D index score may be used as reference values for comparative purposes in future Danish population health and evaluative studies.

PMID:
19535407
DOI:
10.1177/1403494809105286
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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