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Table 1 Disability weights for the 21 health states from the 7 symptom categories of chronic mountain sickness

From: Burden of disease resulting from chronic mountain sickness among young Chinese male immigrants in Tibet

Symptom categories Health stages DWs 95% CI CV
Lower Upper
Breathlessness/palpitations Mild breathlessness/palpitations 0.049 0.044 0.053 0.15
  Moderate breathlessness/palpitations 0.091 0.086 0.096 0.09
  Severe breathlessness/palpitations 0.129 0.120 0.139 0.11
Sleep disturbances Did not sleep as well as usual 0.043 0.040 0.046 0.09
  Woke many times; poor night’s sleep 0.113 0.108 0.117 0.06
  Could not sleep at all 0.218 0.207 0.229 0.08
Cyanosis Mild cyanosis 0.006 0.005 0.007 0.36
  Moderate cyanosis 0.016 0.013 0.020 0.33
  Severe cyanosis 0.040 0.035 0.046 0.19
Dilatation of veins Mild dilatation of veins 0.009 0.007 0.011 0.32
  Moderate dilatation of veins 0.021 0.015 0.027 0.42
  Severe dilatation of veins 0.044 0.036 0.052 0.28
Paresthesia Mild paresthesia 0.014 0.012 0.017 0.27
  Moderate paresthesia 0.042 0.039 0.044 0.10
  Severe paresthesia 0.083 0.078 0.089 0.11
Headache Mild headache symptoms 0.077 0.071 0.083 0.12
  Moderate headache 0.131 0.127 0.136 0.05
  Severe, incapacitating headache 0.231 0.224 0.238 0.05
Tinnitus Mild tinnitus 0.014 0.012 0.017 0.27
  Moderate tinnitus 0.049 0.045 0.052 0.11
  Severe tinnitus 0.095 0.092 0.099 0.06
  1. DWs: disability weights; CV: coefficient of variation; 95% CI: 95% confidence interval.