Table 2

Per capita health gains for the peer-led group exercise programme (QALYs gained per 1000 population aged 65+ by ethnic group and sex)

Population group (all aged 65+ years)QALY gain per 1000 population (95% UI)
All participants75 (39 to 116)
All participants but DR=0%111 (58 to 170)
All participants but DR=6%54 (27 to 84)
Non-Māori76 (39 to 118)
Māori (Indigenous population)49 (22 to 78)
Māori (equity analysis)*79 (37 to 125)
Women77 (41 to 120)
Men71 (35 to 112)
Men (equity analysis)†90 (44 to 140)
  • *As Māori have higher background mortality rates and higher morbidity, this essentially ‘penalises’ health gain for Māori in the base-case analyses. So we present an ‘equity analysis’ with non-Māori morbidity and mortality rates applied to Māori (ie, expanding the envelope of potential health gain for Māori).33

  • †As men have higher background mortality rates, this also essentially penalises health gain for men in the base-case analyses. So we present an equity analysis with women’s morbidity and mortality rates applied to men.

  • DR, discount rate; QALY, quality-adjusted life-year; UI, uncertainty interval.