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Table 3 Correlations between subjective health expectations, happiness and continuous variables

From: Subjective health expectations of patients with age-related macular degeneration treated with antiVEGF drugs

Variables EQ-5D utility (0–1) TTO utility (0–1) Happiness (0–10) Expected remaining life years Accuracy of life expectancy estimation Expected EQ-5D scores for future ages
70y 80y 90y
Age   −0.032 −0.114 −0.358 0.329 0.366 0.289 0.052
ETDRS score in better eye 0.241 0.147 0.065 0.119 0.029 0.035 0.044 0.025
ETDRS score in worse eye 0.088 0.016 −0.022 0.078 −0.073 −0.013 −0.053 −0.157
VF-14 (0–100) 0.373 0.180 0.099 0.085 −0.048 0.191 0.151 0.168
TTO utility (0–1) 0.157 0.286 0.072 0.078 0.359 0.078 0.217
Current EQ-5D index score 0.157 0.146 0.112 0.098 0.642 0.357 0.451
Current EQ VAS (0–100) 0.387 0.144 0.212 0.182 0.162 0.432 0.323 0.266
Current general happiness VAS (0–10) 0.146 0.286 0.298 0.221 0.114 0.267 0.532
  1. Bold: Correlation is significant at the p < 0.05 level