Table 2

Characteristics of chronic disease groups within the study.

Asthma (n = 429)COPD (n = 280)Diabetes (n = 348)Hypertension (n = 1201)IHD (n = 442)Stroke (n = 101)
% those who had >1 chronic disease (n = 1902)22.614.718.363.123.25.3
% questionnaire responders (n = 5169)8.35.46.723.28.62.0
EQ-5Dindex, mean (SD)0.67 (0.34)0.53 (0.35)0.62 (0.34)0.65 (0.32)0.55 (0.34)0.49 (0.36)
EQ-5Dvas, mean (SD)65.5 (22.3)57.5 (19.8)63.8 (20.4)67.1 (19.8)61.0 (20.0)57.4 (21.3)
  • COPD = chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. IHD = ischaemic heart disease.