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To establish relative valuations attached to different health states by members of the general public. To identify subgroups within the general population who have significantly different valuations from the rest.

Main Topics/Subject Category
Valuations for EuroQol health states were obtained using ranking, visual analogue scaling and Time Trade-off methods. Data collected on respondent's own health status, described by mobility, self care, usual activities, pain/discomfort, anxiety/depression, and as a score on a visual analogue scale. Socio-demographic data: age; sex; marital status; education; socio-economic class; size of household; home ownership; cigarette smoking; experience of illness in self and others.
Great Britain, age, anxiety, attitudes, care of the sick, children, choice, death, depression, disabled persons, diseases, domestic responsibilities, economic activity, educational background, employees, employment, employment history, experience, families, family members, friends, future, gender, heads of household, health, home ownership, households, housing, housing tenure, industries, job description, job requirements, life styles, managers, marital status, mortgages, motor processes, occupations, pain, personal hygiene, physical activities, physically disabled persons, qualifications, quality of life, rented accommodation, rents, retirement, self-employed, sick persons, smoking, social class, socio-economic status, students, supervisors, symptoms, telephones, time, training, unemployed, working conditions
Identifier Variables
Country, standard regions, HA
Economic/Subject Categories
Value of health
Area of Health System
Public health
Data Available
Risk behaviours, Demographic
Data collecting organization (s)
University of York. Centre for Health Economics
Data Type
Survey (cross-sectional)
Coverage (date of field work)
Unit of Analysis

Men and women aged 18 years and over living in England, Scotland and Wales. People living in institutions (i.e. hostels, bed and breakfast accommodation, homes for the elderly etc.) were not included. Sample size A) 3395 Initial interviews (B) 221 re-interviews

ESDS Access and Preservation, UK Data Archive
Conditions of Access
Free registration access
Dolan P. Modelling valuations for EuroQol health states. Med Care 1997; 35(11): 1095-1108