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Table 4 Short Form 36 (SF-36) scores in young adulthood in two groups born with low birth weight compared with normal birth weight controls

From: Mental health, quality of life and social relations in young adults born with low birth weight

  VLBW (n = 43) SGA (n = 55) Control (n = 73)
  Mean (SD) p Mean (SD) p Mean (SD)
Mental Health 73.6 (15.0) 0.028 70.0 (18.1) 0.001 79.2 (11.9)
Vitality 50.1 (19.1) 0.11 50.2 (21.6) 0.14 56.2 (14.2)
Social Functioning 91.0 (12.6) 0.25 81.6 (22.7) 0.001 92.6 (13.1)
Role–Emotional 87.6 (24.2) 0.22 70.3 (38.8) <0.001 90.9 (23.7)
General Health 79.3 (17.8) 0.89 73.4 (24.2) 0.26 78.7 (19.8)
Physical Functioning 90.2 (20.4) 0.24 95.3 (7.1) 0.45 95.5 (10.1)
Bodily Pain 80.2 (22.6) 0.98 80.5 (23.5) 0.81 80.2 (22.5)
Role–Physical 89.0 (19.1) 0.18 83.2 (30.1) 0.077 91.1 (22.2)
  1. P-values vs. controls based on Mann–Whitney U test.