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Table 3 SF–36 quality of life scores in pregeriatric patients compared with national averages for both pregeriatric persons and patients with chronic diseases

From: Health related quality of life in pregeriatric patients with chronic diseases at urban, public supported clinics

Domain    Mean Differences in Scores vs National Averages (95% CI)
  Score Range Study Patients (n = 316) Mean (SD) Pregeriatric (n = 269)† P Value Hypertension Patients (n = 2,089)‡ P Value Diabetes Type 2 Patients (n = 541)§ P Value
Physical function 0–100 55.6 (28.4) -20.6 (-25.7 to -16.1) 0.00 -17.8 (-30.0 to -14.6) 0.00 -12.1 (-16.1 to -8.1) 0.00
Physical role 0–100 48.3 (31.7) -25.4 (-31.1 to -19.7) 0.00 -13.7 (-18.3 to -9.1) 0.00 -8.5 (-13.8 to -3.2) 0.00
Body pain 0–100 46.7 (29.2) -20.8 (-25.3 to -16.3) 0.00 -25.6 (-28.6 to -22.6) 0.00 -21.8 (-25.6 to -18.0) 0.00
General health 0–100 46.4 (24.2) -18.2 (-22.1 to -14.3) 0.00 -16.9 (-19.3 to -14.5) 0.00 -9.7 (-12.8 to -6.6) 0.00
Physical Component Summary (PCS) 0–50 37.4 (11.7) -5.9 (-7.8 to -4.0) 0.00 -6.9 (-8.2 to -5.6) 0.00 -4.1 (-5.7 to -2.5) 0.00
Vitality 0–100 46.9 (24.2) -13.5 (-17.3 to -9.6) 0.00 -11.4 (-14.0 to -8.8) 0.00 -8.8 (-11.9 to -5.6) 0.00
Social function 0–100 61.0 (30.2) -20.4 (-24.9 to -15.9) 0.00 -25.7 (-28.3 to -23.1) 0.00 -21.0 (-24.8 to -17.2) 0.00
Emotional role 0–100 66.4 (32.7) -13.9 (-19.3 to -8.5) 0.00 -0.3 (-4.5 to -3.9) 0.89 -9.2 (-14.1 to -4.3) 0.00
Mental health 0–100 63.0 (24.5) -12.0 (-15.6 to -8.3) 0.00 -5.0 (-7.2 to -2.8) 0.00 -13.7 (-16.6 to -10.8) 0.00
Mental Component Summary (MCS) 0–50 43.9 (13.9) -8.8 (-10.8 to -6.8) 0.00 -8.3 (-9.5 to -7.1) 0.00 -8.0 (-9.6 to -6.4) 0.00
  1. † Population from Ware et al, ages 55–64 years [27, 32]. ‡ Population for patients with five medical conditions: physician report of current patients with hypertension, mean age, 59.1 years [27, 32]. § Population for patients with five medical conditions: physician report of current patients with diabetes: age of onset 30 years or older, mean age, 60.2 years [27, 32]