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Table 4 Visual analogue scale and utility values according to the frequency of nocturnal and severe hypoglycemia

From: Health-related quality of life and utility values associated to hypoglycemia in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus treated in the Brazilian Public Health System: a multicenter study

Categories Visual analogue scale Utility
Q1 Median Q3 p value Q1 Median Q3 p value
Nocturnal hypoglycemia
 Absent 60 75 85   0.756 0.801 1.000  
 Lowa 60 70 85   0.787 0.801 1.000  
 Highb 60 70 81.25 0.40§ 0.737 0.801 1.000 0.74§
Severe hypoglycemia
 Absent 61 80 90   0.787 0.801 1.000  
 Lowa 60 70 80   0.756 0.801 1.000  
 Highb 50 62.5 72.25 0.007§ 0.728 0.737 1.000 0.02§
  1. §Between low and high frequency of hypoglycemia
  2. aLow frequency: one monthly episode or one in the last 3 months
  3. bHigh frequency: daily or weekly episodes