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Table 2 Prevalence of the 10 most frequently observed EQ-ED-3 L profiles and frequency of reporting of the worst possible profile according to frailty state (these were the 10 profiles of 63.1% (n = 260) of the study population (the most frequent profiles in each of the frailty states are highlighted in bold).

From: Convergent and discriminative validity of the Frail-VIG index with the EQ-5D-3L in people cared for in primary health care

Profiles, n (%) Total (n = 412) Frailty states according to Frail-VIG index
Non-frailty
< 0.20 (n = 12)
Mild frailty
0.20–035 (n = 116)
Moderate frailty
0.36–050 (n = 191)
Severe frailty
> 0.50 (n = 93)
Top 10 profiles
 33322 62 (15.0) 0 (0.0) 4 (3.4) 24 (12.6) 34 (36.6)
 22222 60 (14.6) 1 (8.3) 27 (23.3) 26 (13.6) 6 (6.5)
 23322 29 (7.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (1.7) 18 (9.4) 9 (9.7)
 22221 23 (5.6) 1 (8.3) 12 (10.3) 9 (4.7) 1 (1.1)
 22211 22 (5.3) 1 (8.3) 7 (6.0) 14 (7.3) 0 (0.0)
 22212 20 (4.9) 1 (8.3) 6 (5.2) 10 (5.2) 3 (3.2)
 33311 13 (3.2) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 9 (4.7) 4 (4.3)
 22322 12 (2.9) 0 (0.0) 6 (5.2) 6 (3.1) 0 (0.0)
 33321 12 (2.9) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 3 (1.6) 9 (9.7)
 21221 7 (1.7) 2 (16.7) 4 (3.4) 1 (0.5) 0 (0.0)
Worst possible
 33333 4 (1.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (1.0) 2 (2.2)
  1. Each digit of profile label corresponds to one of the five dimensions of the EQ-5D-3L (from left to right): Mobility, Self-Care, Usual activities, Pain and discomfort, and Anxiety and depression
  2. Level 1, no problems; Level 2, moderate problems, and level 3, extreme problems