Table 2

Correlation between the COOP/WONCA charts and SF-36 subscales in age and sex matched Japanese and Chinese subjects
Japanese (n = 26) COOP/WONCA chart
Physical fitness Feelings Daily activities Social activities Change in health Overall health Pain
SF-36 subscale
  Physical functioning −0.508 −0.180 −0.344 −0.505 −0.312 −0.151 −0.424
  Role physical −0.368 −0.046 −0.262 −0.569 −0.031 −0.288 −0.237
  Bodily pain −0.176 −0.141 −0.184 −0.074 −0.287 −0.278 −0.797
  General health perceptions −0.196 −0.235 −0.367 −0.497 −0.022 −0.472 −0.266
  Vitality −0.360 −0.608 −0.632 −0.510 −0.102 −0.241 −0.441
  Social functioning −0.492 −0.484 −0.597 −0.668 −0.000 −0.397 −0.238
  Role emotional −0.392 −0.191 −0.332 −0.688 −0.159 −0.263 −0.258
  Mental health −0.304 −0.674 −0.454 −0.545 −0.192 −0.238 −0.465
Chinese (n = 26) COOP/WONCA chart
Physical fitness Feelings Daily activities Social activities Change in health Overall health Pain
SF-36 subscale
  Physical functioning −0.847 −0.872 −0.793 −0.758 −0.097 −0.676 −0.866
  Role physical −0.695 −0.831 −0.789 −0.780 −0.316 −0.675 −0.883
  Bodily pain −0.617 −0.875 −0.882 −0.843 −0.456 −0.656 −0.905
  General health perceptions −0.773 −0.912 −0.876 −0.848 −0.283 −0.720 −0.899
  Vitality −0.528 −0.735 −0.605 −0.632 −0.014 −0.537 −0.745
  Social functioning −0.469 −0.741 −0.739 −0.759 −0.333 −0.487 −0.726
  Role emotional −0.654 −0.826 −0.859 −0.869 −0.449 −0.712 −0.903
  Mental health −0.414 −0.673 −0.591 −0.638 −0.170 −0.428 −0.672

Data are presented as Pearson’s correlation coefficients.

Yamaguchi et al.

Yamaguchi et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:754   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-754

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