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Table 3 Utility weights of health states according to consistency

From: Estimation of utility weights for major liver diseases according to disease severity in Korea

Health states Mean utility weights of VAS Mean utility weights of SG
Consistent participants Inconsistent participants Total Consistent participants Inconsistent participants Total
Chronic hepatitis B virus infection 0.64** 0.44** 0.63 0.85** 0.56** 0.82
Chronic hepatitis C virus infection 0.62** 0.46** 0.60 0.82** 0.53** 0.79
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis 0.62** 0.43** 0.60 0.85** 0.52** 0.82
Liver cirrhosis 0.35* 0.43* 0.35 0.57 0.50 0.56
HCC that requires a partial hepatectomy 0.36 0.37 0.37 0.62* 0.53* 0.61
HCC that requires non-surgical treatments 0.29* 0.35* 0.29 0.55 0.53 0.54
HCC that requires a liver transplantation 0.45** 0.53** 0.47 0.67** 0.50** 0.67
HCC that requires palliative therapy 0.17** 0.29** 0.16 0.40** 0.57** 0.39
  1. VAS visual analogue scale, SG standard gamble, HCC hepatocellular carcinoma
  2. *P-value < 0.05; **P-value < 0.01