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Table 2 Demographic and clinical characteristics of study population

From: Opposite poles: A comparison between two Spanish regions in health-related quality of life, with implications for health policy

  Catalonia
(CHS 2006)
Canary Islands
(CIHS 2004)
  16-44 45-64 65 and
older
16-44 45-64 65 and/b>
older
Good health: no problems in the five EQ-5 D dimensions 73.1% 50.9% 25.5% 66.4% 43.1% 31.8%
Fair/good health: 1 moderate problem in one of the five EQ-5 D dimensions 16.2% 19.6% 17.8% 18.3% 21.0% 19.1%
Fair/bad health: 2 or 3 moderate problems in the five EQ-5 D dimensions 6.3% 14.4% 22.9% 8.4% 18.1% 21.2%
Bad health: more than 3 moderate problems and/or any serious problem in the five EQ-5 D dimensions 4.6% 15.0% 33.8% 6.9% 17.8% 27.9%
Male/Female 51.9%/48.1% 49.2%/50.8% 41.6%/58.4% 51.0%.49.5% 50.5%/49.5% 44.0%/56.0%
No studies completed 2.4% 12.4% 46.1% 19.8% 46.7% 80.3%
Primary school completed 14.1% 28.8% 31.3% 31.1% 24.7% 12.1%
Secondary school completed 62.0% 43.0% 17.4% 25.5% 13.7% 3.2%
University completed 21.5% 15.7% 5.3% 23.6% 14.9% 4.3%
Vascular problems 2.5% 8.6% 30.2% 11.0% 27.3% 47.5%
Osteomuscular problems 30.1% 54.6% 74.3% 20.1% 43.5% 56.5%
Mental illness (depression/anxiety) 11.4% 23.8% 29.2% 12.0% 20.0% 21.9%
Respiratory problems 7.3% 9.2% 17.6% 4.0% 5.5% 9.6%
Digestive problems 4.4% 13.8% 0.0% 13.2% 24.0% 29.6%
Cardiovascular risk (diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia) 23.3% 61.8% 27.9% 10.8% 42.0% 56.2%
Body Mass Index < 25 65.1% 36.8% 35.6% 56.2% 36.1% 29.7%
25≤BMI < 30 27.6% 44.7% 45.0% 30.6% 40.3% 44.2%
BMI≥30 7.3% 18.5% 19.4% 13.2% 23.6% 26.2%
Smoker 38.4% 25.6% 7.9% 36.2% 32.0% 12.8%
Ex-smoker 15.7% 25.2% 23.5% 13.7% 22.9% 24.9%
Risk alcohol intake 6.1% 3.5% 1.5% 1.2% 2.0% 0.9%