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Table 5 Quality of Life

From: Social factors in frequent callers: a description of isolation, poverty and quality of life in those calling emergency medical services frequently

Variable   N %
Mobility No problems walking 14 20.9
Some problems walking 50 74.6
Confined to bed 2 3
Declined to answer 1 1.5
Self care No problems 30 44.8
Some problems (washing and dressing) 29 43.3
Unable to wash or dress self 8 11.9
Declined to answer 0 0
Usual activities No problems performing usual activities 14 20.9
Some problems performing usual activities 38 56.7
Unable to perform usual activities 14 20.9
Declined to answer 1 1.5
Pain/Discomfort None 8 11.9
Moderate 34 50.7
Extreme 24 35.8
Declined to answer 1 1.5
Anxiety/Depression None 18 26.9
Moderate 35 52.2
Extreme 10 14.9
Declined to answer 4 6
Quality adjusted life years (QALY)
 Mean 0.53
 Median 0.56
 Mode 0.59