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Table 7 Age ranges in which the health gain occurs for the salt substitution intervention (at the 59 % level in processed fooda, discount rate of 3 %)

From: The health gains and cost savings of dietary salt reduction interventions, with equity and age distributional aspects

Age when the QALYs are gained (i.e., not age in 2011) In first 10 year period (i.e., 2011 to 2020) In second 10 year period (i.e., 2021 to 2030)
QALYs gained % of QALYs among 45+ year olds % of QALYs among 55+ year olds QALYs gained % of QALYs among 45+ year olds % of QALYs among 55+ year olds
35–44 51    -   
45–54 716 5.4 %   1,207 2.0 %  
55–64 2,220 16.9 % 17.8 % 8,016 13.2 % 13.5 %
65–69b 1,928 14.6 % 15.5 % 8,978 14.8 % 15.1 %
70–74 1,673 12.7 % 13.4 % 7,259 12.0 % 12.2 %
75–84 3,787 28.7 % 30.4 % 20,322 33.5 % 34.2 %
85–94 2,316 17.6 % 18.6 % 12,180 20.1 % 20.5 %
95+ 537 4.1 % 4.3 % 2,695 4.4 % 4.5 %
Sum 45+ 13,177 100 %   60,658 100 %  
Sum 55+ 12,461   100 % 59,451   100 %
  1. aSee the Additional file 1 for the other three interventions
  2. bThe age at which welfare payments for all older people begin is 65 years in this New Zealand setting