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Table 5 Utility weights according to socio-demographic and health condition factors

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

  Chronic hepatitis B virus infection Chronic hepatitis C virus infection Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis Liver cirrhosis HCC that requires a partial hepatectomy HCC that requires non-surgical treatments HCC that requires a liver transplantation HCC that requires palliative therapy
VAS SG VAS SG VAS SG VAS SG VAS SG VAS SG VAS SG VAS SG
Gender Man 0.60 0.77 0.58 0.74 0.58 0.77 0.36 0.55 0.35 0.60 0.30 0.51 0.47 0.63 0.19 0.44
Woman 0.59 0.75 0.59 0.73 0.58 0.73 0.38 0.56 0.37 0.59 0.29 0.57 0.47 0.59 0.20 0.46
Age group 19-29 0.60 0.78 0.59 0.75 0.56 0.78 0.38 0.50 0.37 0.57 0.30 0.51 0.51 0.60 0.20 0.44
30-39 0.56 0.82 0.59 0.81* 0.61 0.82 0.36 0.59 0.33 0.64 0.30 0.54 0.48 0.67 0.17 0.43
40-49 0.58 0.66 0.63 0.62* 0.59 0.65 0.44** 0.52 0.40 0.54 0.34 0.55 0.54** 0.54 0.25 0.44
50-59 0.57 0.76 0.59 0.69 0.51 0.77 0.35 0.50 0.32 0.59 0.27 0.49 0.43 0.62 0.19 0.44
≥60 0.67 0.78 0.55 0.79 0.61 0.75 0.29** 0.63 0.38 0.65 0.29 0.60 0.41** 0.64 0.18 0.51
Education level High school or below 0.60 0.75 0.59 0.73 0.59 0.75 0.37 0.54 0.36 0.59 0.30 0.54 0.47 0.31 0.19 0.45
College or above 0.58 0.81 0.59 0.74 0.54 0.77 0.36 0.59 0.34 0.62 0.29 0.54 0.47 0.29 0.20 0.45
Occupation Manual 0.60 0.75 0.58 0.71 0.58 0.74 0.35 0.52 0.35 0.58 0.31 0.53 0.48 0.59 0.19 0.43
Non-manual 0.58 0.76 0.59 0.72 0.57 0.75 0.39 0.59 0.35 0.58 0.27 0.54 0.52 0.67 0.21 0.47
Others 0.61 0.80 0.59 0.77 0.58 0.78 0.38 0.58 0.39 0.65 0.31 0.57 0.43 0.63 0.19 0.48
Monthly income Less than 2.5 million won 0.67* 0.77 0.55 0.72 0.60 0.75 0.32 0.55 0.37 0.61 0.29 0.52 0.43 0.63 0.19 0.42
2.5-5.0 million won 0.56* 0.76 0.60 0.72 0.56 0.76 0.37 0.56 0.36 0.60 0.29 0.56 0.48 0.62 0.18 0.45
More than 5.0 million won 0.62 0.76 0.59 0.76 0.59 0.74 0.38 0.54 0.35 0.57 0.31 0.53 0.47 0.59 0.23 0.48
Ambulatory care visit in past 2 weeks Yes 0.54 0.75 0.52* 0.69 0.60 0.76 0.31 0.54 0.34 0.63 0.29 0.58 0.39 0.66 0.18 0.45
No 0.60 0.76 0.60* 0.74 0.57 0.75 0.37 0.55 0.36 0.59 0.30 0.54 0.48 0.61 0.20 0.45
Hospitalization in past 12 months Yes 0.54 0.55 0.53 0.29 0.81 0.62 0.34 0.38 0.43 0.47 0.35 0.78 0.42 0.49 0.19 0.47
No 0.60 0.77 0.59 0.74 0.57 0.76 0.37 0.56 0.36 0.60 0.30 0.54 0.47 0.62 0.19 0.45
Morbidity Yes 0.67 0.79 0.57 0.70 0.56 0.80 0.35 0.61 0.37 0.59 0.30 0.54 0.43 0.63 0.17 0.45
No 0.59 0.76 0.59 0.73 0.58 0.75 0.37 0.54 0.36 0.60 0.30 0.54 0.47 0.61 0.20 0.45
  1. VAS visual analogue scale, SG standard gamble, HBV hepatitis B virus, HCV hepatitis C virus, HCC hepatocellular carcinoma
  2. *P-value < 0.05; **P-value < 0.01