Inequalities in health-related quality of life: repeated cross-sectional study of trends in general practice survey data.
Vishalie Shah, Jonathan Stokes, Matt Sutton
British Journal of General Practice | Royal College of General Practitioners | Published : 2021
BACKGROUND: After decades of steady progress, life expectancy at birth has stalled in England. Inequalities are also rising, and life expectancy has fallen for females living in the most deprived areas. However, less attention has been given to trends in other measures of population health, particularly health-related quality of life (HRQoL). AIM: To examine trends and inequalities in HRQoL in England between 2012 and 2017. DESIGN AND SETTING: The authors used nationally representative survey data on 3.9 million adults to examine HRQoL (measured by EQ-5D-5L overall score, plus each of the five health domains - mobility, selfcare, usual activity, pain/discomfort, and anxiety/depression). METH..View full abstract