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Table 1 Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics

From: Dutch utility weights for the EORTC cancer-specific utility instrument: the Dutch EORTC QLU-C10D

  General Dutch population Dutch study populationa (n = 1017) Statistics
   N %
Gender     χ2 = 0.048; p = 0.827
 Male 49.9 504 49.6  
 Female 50.1 513 50.4  
Age (in years)     χ2 = 1.360; p = 0.93
 18–29 19.8 190 18.7  
 30–39 15.9 156 15.3  
 40–49 17.6 187 18.4  
 50–59 19.0 198 19.5  
 60–69 15.9 164 16.1  
 70–80 11.9 122 12.0  
Education level     χ2 = 85.330; p ≤ 0.001
 Elementary 9.0 19 1.9  
 Lower 19.9 235 23.1  
 Secondary 38.9 357 35.1  
 Higher 32.2 406 39.9  
Marital status     χ2 = 17.601; p = 0.001
 Not married 37.1 313 30.8  
 Married/partnership 49.3 554 54.5  
 Divorced/separated 9.8 110 10.8  
 Widowed 3.8 40 3.9  
Chronic diseases     χ2 = 3.382; p = 0.066
 Yes 33.9 317 31.2  
 No 66.1 700 68.8  
  1. aBased on national statistics from Statistics Netherlands (CBS)