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Table 1 Characteristics of the study participants in 2013 (N = 6190) and 2018 (N = 7509), survey-weighted

From: QALY losses for chronic diseases and its social distribution in the general population: results from the Belgian Health Interview Survey

  2013 2018 P-value
Age, mean (SD) 48.5 (18.47) 48.6 (18.88)  
 15-24 years 11.0% 11.7% <0.001
 25-44 years 32.5% 31.6%  
 45-64 years 35.0% 35.1%  
 ≥ 65 years 21.5% 21.6%  
Sex
 Female 52.3% 51.6% <0.001
 Male 47.7% 48.4%  
Socioeconomic status
 Low 21.8% 16.8% <0.001
 Intermediate 33.7% 32.4%  
 High 44.4% 50.8%  
Civil status
 Single 26.5% 29.3% <0.001
 Married or legally cohabiting 55.8% 54.3%  
 Widow(er) 7.8% 6.7%  
 Divorced 10.0% 9.7%  
Region
 Flanders 61.7% 58.6% <0.001
 Brussels 7.8% 9.0%  
 Wallonia 30.5% 32.4%