Table 2

Dichotomization points of continuous outcome variables for hearing and ambulation groups
Outcome Hearing Ambulation
Standard of living
 High 12-15 Same as hearing
 Low 4-11
Necessary medical care
 Often Always or Most of the time Same as hearing
 Seldom Seldom or Never
Physical health
 Good Good or Very good Moderate, Good or Very good
 Poor Moderate, Bad or Very bad Bad or Very bad
Mental health
 Good Good or Very good Moderate, Good or Very good
 Poor Moderate, Bad or Very bad Bad or Very bad
Participation in school
 High No or Mild problem No, Mild or Moderate problem
 Low Moderate, Severe or Complete problem Severe or Complete problem
Participation in employment
 High No, Mild or Moderate problem Same as hearing
 Low Severe or Complete problem
Listening performance
 Good No, Mild or Moderate problem No or Mild problem Moderate
 Poor Severe or Complete problem Severe or Complete problem
Participation in using public transportation
 High No or Mild problem No, Mild or Moderate problem
 Low Moderate, Severe or Complete problem Severe or Complete problem
Ambulatory performance
 Good No or Mild problem No, Mild or Moderate problem
 Poor Moderate, Severe or Complete problem Severe or Complete problem

Borg et al.

Borg et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2012 12:18   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-12-18

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