Measurement of Quality of Life related to Health by demographic characteristics of adult patients with cancer using EQ-5D Index -Focused on the Korea Health & Nutrition Examination Survey-

EQ-5D Index 이용 성인 암 환자의 인구사회학적 특성별 건강관련 삶의 질 측정 -국민건강영양조사를 중심으로-

  • Kim, Jong-Geu (Department of Health Care Management, Gachon University) ;
  • Kwon, Lee-Seung (Department of Health & Science, Yonsei University)
  • 김종규 (가천대학교 경상대학 헬스케어경영학과) ;
  • 권이승 (연세대학교 보건과학대학 보건행정학과)
  • Received : 2013.07.22
  • Accepted : 2013.08.20
  • Published : 2013.08.28


This study is the secondary statistical analysis calculating the quality of life of patients with cancer by giving the integrative weight based on National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data of the Centers for Disease Control for five years from 2007 to 2011 for the first time in Korea. The results of measurement showed that the number of cancer patients was 201, which accounted for about 0.8 % of 26,260 subjects. The quality of life of cancer patients was higher when they had lower age(p<0.0001), more professional occupations(p<0.0001), and higher educational history(p=0.0002). When they lived in apartment(p<0.0001), got unmarried(p<0.0001), the quality of life was higher. In particular, the measurement of quality of life of cancer patients based on type of health insurance was the result of new study for the first time in Korea.


National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey;quality of life;EQ-5D;cancer patients;demographic characteristics


Supported by : 가천대학교