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condition, but is delayed 1 or more years beyond the onset of the condition. For example, some infants infected with group B streptococcus at birth survive with neurologic impairment for several years but die by about age 10.

BOX 4–2 HUI-based Quality-adjustment Weight for Ectopic Pregnancy

Attribute

Description

 

Utility Function

 

1. Sensory

1. Able to see, hear, and speak normally for age

1.00

 

 

2. Requires equipment to see or hear or speak

 

0.95

 

 

3. See, hears, or speaks with limitations, even with equipment

 

0.86

 

 

4. Blind, deaf, or mute

 

0.61

 

1. Sensory Total

b1=1.0

2. Mobility

1. Able to walk, bend, lift, jump and run normally for age

 

1.00

 

 

2. Walks, bends, lifts, jumps, or runs with some limitations, but does not require help

 

0.97

 

 

3. Requires mechanical equipment (such as canes, crutches, braces, or wheelchair) to walk or get around independently

 

0.84

 

 

4. Requires the help of another person to walk or get around and requires mechanical equipment as well

0.73

 

 

5. Unable to control or use arms and legs

 

0.58

 

2. Mobility Total

b2=.73

3. Emotion

1. Generally happy and free from worry

 

1.00

 

 

2. Occasionally fretful, angry, irritable, anxious, or depressed (or suffering night terrors—for children)

 

0.93

 

 

3. Often fretful, angry, irritable, anxious, depressed, (or suffering night terrors—for children)

 

0.81

 

 

4. Almost always fretful, angry, irritable, anxious, or depressed

0.70

 

 

5. Extremely fretful, angry, irritable, or depressed, usually requiring hospitalization or psychiatric institutional care

 

0.53

 

3. Emotion Total

b3=.7

4. Cognitive

1. Learns and remembers normally for age (e.g. schoolwork—for children)

 

1.00

 

 

2. Learns and remembers more slowly than normally for age (e.g. schoolwork, for children)

0.95

 



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