Table 2

The SF-36 scores by gender

Male (n = 514)

Female (n = 514)

P*

Normative data for males**

Normative data for females**


Mean (SD)

Mean (SD)

Mean (SD)

Mean (SD)


PF

86.7 (20.9)

80.6 (21.8)

< 0.0001

87.8 (19.0)

82.9 (22.1)

RP

78.3 (31.0)

72.0 (33.3)

0.002

73.8 (36.4)

66.5 (39.1)

BP

77.4 (16.8)

69.1 (20.2)

< 0.0001

82.7 (23.4)

76.4(26.2)

GH

71.0 (17.1)

66.1 (18.1)

< 0.0001

70.2 (19.6)

65.0 (20.8)

SF

76.4 (21.9)

72.6 (22.8)

0.007

78.0 (23.5)

74.2 (25.1)

RE

73.0 (35.6)

65.4 (38.6)

0.001

70.1 (39.7)

61.4 (42.4)

VT

66.2 (17.6)

59.2 (18.5)

< 0.0001

68.9 (16.2)

62.9 (17.8)

MH

67.2 (17.8)

61.6 (19.6)

< 0.0001

69.2 (17.1)

65.0 (18.6)


* Derived from two independent samples t-test.

** Data for the general population aged 15 and above [11].

PF: physical functioning, RP: role physical, BP: bodily pain, GH: general health, SF: social functioning, RE: role emotional, VT: vitality, MH: mental health.

Rashidi et al. BMC Health Services Research 2008 8:186   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-8-186

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