Table 1

Score distributions of the HSCS-PS domains in the population sample (n=4546)

HSCS-PS domainsMean (SD)Range% of min*% of max†25th %tile50th %tile‡75th %tile
Original domains
 Vision1.02 (0.18)1–498.90111
 Hearing1.02 (0.14)1–398.30111
 Speech1.35 (0.51)1–466.80.2112
 Mobility1.02 (0.17)1–498.10.1111
 Dexterity1.01 (0.11)1–399.50111
 Self-care1.12 (0.36)1–489.40.2111
 Emotion1.01 (0.08)1–399.5111
 Learning and remembering1.02 (0.14)1–398.50111
 Thinking and problem solving1.02 (0.19)1–498.00.1111
 Pain and discomfort1.12 (0.33)1–388.50111
 Disability score¶10.69 (1.11)10–2654.70101011
Additional domains
 General health1.05 (0.24)1–495.80.1111
 Behaviour1.05 (0.23)1–495.1111
  • *Percentage of respondents with the best possible score (ceiling).

  • †Percentage of respondents with the worst possible score (floor).

  • ‡Median.

  • §<0.1% were observed at the maximum (floor).

  • ¶Sum of the 10 original domains.

  • max, maximum; min, minimum; HSCS-PS, Health Status Classification System-Preschool.