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Table 3 The mean values of HRQOL summary scores by the CDC HRQOL-4 measures

From: Summarizing health-related quality of life (HRQOL): development and testing of a one-factor model

BRFSS Data Sets 2005 2001-2010 2013 2011-2013
Sex Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
General Health Status
 Excellent 3.10 4.04 3.14 4.05 3.32 4.17 3.35 4.18
 Very good 1.81 2.58 1.84 2.59 2.09 2.84 2.13 2.84
 Good -0.20 0.42 -0.18 0.44 -0.03 0.63 0.01 0.63
 Fair -6.21 -5.60 -6.20 -5.58 -6.55 -5.84 -6.50 -5.84
 Poor -16.91 -16.14 -16.89 -16.12 -17.34 -16.46 -17.27 -16.45
Physically Unhealthy Days
 0 day 2.80 3.50 2.82 3.52 2.99 3.67 3.02 3.67
 1-10 days -0.04 0.71 -0.01 0.73 0.07 0.79 0.11 0.79
 11-20 days -7.98 -7.10 -7.96 -7.08 -7.85 -6.98 -7.79 -6.97
 21-29 days -15.81 -14.72 -15.79 -14.71 -15.64 -14.60 -15.57 -14.57
 30 days -21.17 -19.97 -21.16 -19.96 -20.85 -19.69 -20.77 -19.66
Mentally Unhealthy Days
 0 day 1.11 1.77 1.12 1.80 1.30 2.00 1.34 1.99
 1-10 days -0.24 0.52 -0.22 0.54 -0.31 0.43 -0.26 0.44
 11-20 days -6.09 -5.05 -6.02 -5.06 -6.39 -5.50 -6.32 -5.47
 21-29 days -10.32 -8.97 -10.18 -9.01 -10.91 -9.88 -10.83 -9.82
 30 days -14.79 -13.17 -14.60 -13.23 -15.42 -14.24 -15.31 -14.15
Activity Limitation Days
 0 day 1.58 2.30 1.60 2.32 1.80 2.51 1.84 2.51
 1-10 days -2.00 -1.20 -1.97 -1.19 -1.95 -1.19 -1.90 -1.18
 11-20 days -11.18 -10.19 -11.12 -10.17 -10.93 -10.02 -10.87 -9.99
 21-29 days -17.33 -16.22 -17.24 -16.20 -16.98 -15.97 -16.93 -15.95
 30 days -22.14 -21.01 -22.04 -20.96 -21.57 -20.51 -21.52 -20.49
  1. Summary score with larger value means better quality of HRQOL