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Table 2 Patients' baseline and follow-up scores on the NHP (the higher values indicate more perceived health problems, min.: 0, max.: 100)

From: Quality of life in lung cancer patients: does socioeconomic status matter?

  Baseline Follow-up
  Affluent/intermediate
(n = 35)
Mean (SE)
Deprived
(n = 47)
Mean (SE)
P*         Affluent/intermediate
(n = 35)
Mean (SE)
Deprived
(n = 47)
Mean (SE)
P*
Physical mobility 17.4 (3.6) 28.5 (3.9) 0.05 29.8 (4.4) 38. 9 (4.9) 0.20
Energy 22.4 (5.5) 41.9 (5.7) 0.01 44.1 (6.4) 56.3 (5.6) 0.15
Social isolation 10.6 (3.8) 13.2 (3.4) 0.43 17.8 (4.3) 19.7 (3.9) 0.81
Emotional reactions 19.2 (3.8) 25.0 (3.6) 0.20 24.6 (4.6) 32.1 (4.4) 0.29
Pain 15.6 (3.9) 25.2 (4.4) 0.06 21.9 (4.0) 27.9 (4.3) 0.37
Sleep 31.6 (4.9) 38.9 (4.9) 0.36 29.1 (5.1) 37.6 (4.7) 0.19
  1. SE = standard error of mean. * Mann-Whitney test.