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Table 2 Health-related quality of life at baseline in the study and in the US population ages 45–54.

From: Health-related quality of life following a clinical weight loss intervention among overweight and obese adults: intervention and 24 month follow-up effects

Scale Baseline Age specific Population Norm
Physical Functioning 83.3 (14.6) 84.61 (21.1)
Role Physical 81.0 (30.6) 82.65 (33.1)
Bodily Pain* 66.0 (17.8) 73.12 (24.0)
General Health 74.7 (16.6) 71.76 (19.4)
Vitality* 55.3 (15.0) 61.79 (20.9)
Social Functioning 89.0 (16.6) 84.07 (21.8)
Role Emotional 85.3 (27.8) 83.60 (31.4)
Mental Health* 70.8 (12.4) 75.33 (17.9)
Physical Composite Score 48.9 (7.05) 49.37 (10.4)
Mental Composite Score 49.9 (7.62) 50.32 (10.3)
  1. Note. Given the demographics of the study sample, we used the combined scores for men and women ages 45–54 as the age-specific population norm.
  2. * indicates a significant difference at baseline from the age-specific population norm for the scale.