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Table 4 Mean of difference of scores between caregivers and paediatric patients

From: Variation of health-related quality of life assessed by caregivers and patients affected by severe childhood infections

   Mean of difference
Health conditions N HUI2 HUI3 EQ-5D EQ-VAS
Meningitis   7 -0.07 -0.07 -0.27 0.05
  (95%CI)   (-0.17 to 0.03) (-0.21 to 0.07) (-0.58 to 0.05) (-0.09 to 0.20)
Bacteremia   9 0.05 0.13 0.08 0.01
  (95%CI)   (-0.15 to 0.24) (-0.18 to 0.44) (-0.13 to 0.29) (-0.19 to 0.21)
Pneumonia   8 -0.08 -0.02 -0.05 -0.05
  (95%CI)   (-0.22 to 0.07) (-0.13 to 0.10) (-0.15 to 0.05) (-0.28 to 0.17)
AOM   7 0.05 0.07 -0.08 -0.06
  (95%CI)   (-0.09 to 0.19) (-0.09 to 0.24) (-0.20 to 0.04) (-0.23 to 0.11)
Hearing loss   15 0.14 0.24 0.08 0.01
  (95%CI)   (-0.01 to 0.28) (0.03 to 0.46)a (-0.03 to 0.19) (-0.12 to 0.14)
Chronic lung   12 0.00 0.03 -0.11 -0.03
  (95%CI)   (-0.11 to 0.12) (-0.09 to 0.14) (-0.22 to -0.00)a (-0.16 to 0.09)
Epilepsy   16 -0.01 0.00 -0.00 -0.02
  (95%CI)   (-0.08 to 0.07) (-0.11 to 0.12) (-0.06 to 0.06) (-0.10 to 0.06)
Overall   74 0.03 0.05 -0.03 -0.02
  (95%CI)   (-0.02 to 0.07) (-0.00 to 0.11) (-0.07 to 0.02) (-0.06 to 0.02)
  1. aStatistically significant (P < 0.05) different utility score for caregivers compared with patients.