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Table 3 Descriptive profile of the 5 dimensions of EQ-5D after hip fracture. Sub-analyses including only patients reporting no problems preoperatively

From: Quality of life following hip fractures: results from the Norwegian hip fracture register

  4 months 12 months
postop postop
n (%) n (%)
Mobility (n = 6462)   
 No problems in walking about 1858 (28.8) 2699 (41.8)
 Some problems in walking about 4544 (70.3) 3702 (57.3)
 Confined to bed 60 (0.9) 61 (0.9)
Self-care (n = 8013)   
 No problems with self-care 5197 (64.9) 5696 (71.1)
 Some problems with self-care 2601 (32.5) 2097 (26.2)
 Unable to wash or dress 215 (2.7) 220 (2.7)
Usual activities (n = 6217)   
 No problems in performing usual activities 2430 (39.1) 2953 (47.5)
 Some problems in performing usual activities 3309 (53.2) 2831 (45.5)
 Unable to perform usual activities 478 (7.7) 433 (7.0)
Pain/discomfort (n = 6446)   
 No pain or discomfort 2252 (34.9) 2650 (41.1)
 Some pain or discomfort 3845 (59.6) 3507 (54.4)
 Extreme pain or discomfot 349 (5.4) 289 (4.5)
Anxiety/depression (n = 7636)   
 Not anxious or depressed 6197 (81.2) 5852 (76.6)
 Moderately anxious or depressed 1366 (17.9) 1691 (22.1)
 Exteremely anxious or depressed 73 (1.0) 93 (1.2)
  1. For each dimension, only patients who reported «no problem» preoperatively are included