Table 2

The quality of life scores among employed women and housewives as measured by the SF-36
All (n = 220) Employed women (n = 110) Housewives (n = 110)
Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) P* P**
Physical functioning 82.5 (20.3) 81.3 (20.2) 83.6 (20.4) 0.39 0.35
Role physical 52.9 (39.7) 54.5 (40.3) 51.3 (39.1) 0.55 0.48
Bodily pain 64.1 (25.7) 65.5 (23.8) 62.7 (27.4) 0.41 0.68
General health 62.4 (19.6) 62.6 (20.3) 62.3 (19.0) 0.91 0.42
Vitality 55.2 (22.9) 59.1 (21.3) 51.4 (23.9) 0.01 0.08
Social functioning 71.3 (20.9) 71.8 (20.6) 70.9 (21.2) 0.74 0.95
Role emotional 50.1 (42.0) 54.8 (42.4) 45.4 (41.3) 0.09 0.10
Mental health 63.1 (20.9) 66.2 (17.9) 60.0 (23.2) 0.02 0.25

* Derived from t-test.

** Derived from analysis of covariance while job was treated as fixed factor and age, education and family income as covariates.

Saravi et al.

Saravi et al. BMC Women's Health 2012 12:41   doi:10.1186/1472-6874-12-41

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