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Table 1 Percentage of survivors scoring highest score possible (ceiling).

From: The use of the SF-36 questionnaire in adult survivors of childhood cancer: evaluation of data quality, score reliability, and scaling assumptions

  PF RP BP GH EV SF RE MH
all survivors 49.9 76.7 52.3 9.9 3.5 58.9 76.5 3.7
Cancer Diagnosis         
leukaemia 56.3 82.6 57.0 12.0 5.0 63.6 79.9 4.5
Hodgkin's disease 57.7 80.9 53.9 5.5 2.6 61.3 77.7 2.4
non-Hodgkin's 56.6 81.3 55.3 10.4 5.0 59.4 75.1 3.3
CNS 34.2 63.3 49.1 7.6 2.1 46.7 69.9 2.8
neuroblastoma 45.9 77.3 50.1 9.8 4.2 58.8 77.3 4.4
retinoblastoma 63.0 80.3 56.0 14.9 3.6 65.8 77.6 4.6
Wilms' tumour 55.4 81.8 52.4 9.4 2.8 63.8 79.4 3.8
bone tumour 18.1 61.9 27.2 6.7 2.1 50.1 74.5 4.1
soft tissue sarcoma 51.2 77.4 49.5 10.9 3.8 60.1 75.4 4.4
other 55.8 81.9 54.7 10.0 3.2 64.5 79.2 3.6
Sex         
Males 53.1 77.5 56.0 11.0 5.0 62.4 77.7 5.1
Females 42.5 71.3 45.6 8.1 1.7 52.3 70.1 2.1
Age*         
16–19 56.8 82.4 58.5 12.8 6.3 64.3 79.0 5.3
20–29 54.4 78.9 55.7 10.6 3.8 58.8 77.1 3.9
30–39 49.1 75.8 50.7 8.9 2.3 57.7 76.0 3.2
40–49 39.9 69.9 45.0 7.5 2.2 56.8 73.0 2.5
50+ 21.6 63.2 34.7 6.7 1.9 53.6 74.8 2.7
Age at diagnosis         
0–3 51.4 76.6 53.5 12.0 4.2 60.0 75.5 4.3
4–7 50.2 75.8 53.2 9.5 3.6 58.6 74.3 4.2
8–11 44.2 72.2 49.4 7.7 2.6 53.5 73.0 2.9
12–16 41.8 70.8 46.6 7.1 2.3 54.9 71.5 2.4
  1. *Age at questionnaire completion
  2. PF: Physical Functioning; RP: Role-Limitation Physical; BP; Bodily Pain;
  3. GH: General Health Perception; EV: Energy/Vitality; SF: Social Functioning;
  4. RE: Role-Limitation Emotional: MH: Mental Health