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Table 3 Mean disability weights for the three different homogenous groups of burn patients, by recovery period

From: Improved and standardized method for assessing years lived with disability after burns and its application to estimate the non-fatal burden of disease of burn injuries in Australia, New Zealand and the Netherlands

Homogenous groups and different recovery periodsTotal sample
Mean disability weight (95% CI)
European sample
Mean disability weight (95% CI)
Western Australian sample
Mean disability weight (95% CI)
Difference between EU and WA sample
< 5% TBSA burned
 0–1 months0.173 (0.152 to 0.195)0.298 (0.235 to 0.362)0.141 (0.120 to 0.161)< 0.001
  > 1–6 months0.098 (0.090 to 0.106)0.118 (0.098 to 0.139)0.094 (0.085 to 0.103)0.032
  > 6–12 months0.082 (0.067 to 0.097)0.110 (0.080 to 0.141)0.067 (0.051 to 0.084)0.007
  > 12–24 months0.102 (0.080 to 0.123)0.099 (0.073 to 0.126)0.106 (0.067 to 0.144)0.791
  > 24 months0.046 (0.026 to 0.067)0.046 (0.026 to 0.067)NA 
5–20% TBSA burned
 0–1 months0.264 (0.238 to 0.289)0.325 (0.286 to 0.363)0.193 (0.163 to 0.224)< 0.001
  > 1–6 months0.139 (0.128 to 0.150)0.160 (0.144 to 0.176)0.113 (0.098 to 0.129)< 0.001
  > 6–12 months0.118 (0.104 to 0.133)0.134 (0.116 to 0.152)0.085 (0.065 to 0.106)0.001
  > 12–24 months0.108 (0.092 to 0.124)0.106 (0.089 to 0.123)0.119 (0.071 to 0.167)0.593
  > 24 months0.099 (0.077 to 0.122)0.099 (0.077 to 0.122)NA 
> 20% TBSA burned
 0–1 months0.497 (0.438 to 0.557)0.579 (0.515 to 0.643)0.224 (0.142 to 0.307)< 0.001
  > 1–6 months0.262 (0.235 to 0.290)0.291 (0.254 to 0.328)0.214 (0.172 to 0.256)0.009
  > 6–12 months0.231 (0.198 to 0.263)0.250 (0.211 to 0.288)0.172 (0.110 to 0.233)0.043
  > 12–24 months0.163 (0.134 to 0.191)0.154 (0.126 to 0.182)0.221 (0.102 to 0.340)0.119
  > 24 months0.122 (0.092 to 0.152)0.122 (0.092 to 0.152)NA 
  1. 1056; 3238; 1355; 1001; and 509 outcomes were used to calculate the disability weights for 0–1 month, > 1–6 months, > 6–12 months, > 12–24 months, and > 24 months, respectively. Values printed in bold are statistically significant