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Table 3 Comparison of quality of life between gender groups.

From: Comparison of quality of life and causes of hospitalization between hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients in China

SF36 domain Male (n = 525) Female(n = 537) P
PF 45.17 ± 30.17 46.90 ± 30.29 0.398
RP 23.76 ± 43.72 25.56 ± 44.46 0.182
BP 43.58 ± 23.93 45.83 ± 27.64 0.156
GH 30.40 ± 19.98 32.17 ± 21.01 0.215
RE 47.94 ± 48.32 48.48 ± 48.80 0.877
SF 51.19 ± 22.57 53.56 ± 26.28 0.069
VT 39.71 ± 23.56 40.41 ± 23.74 0.098
MH 62.68 ± 23.71 63.01 ± 23.08 0.433
  1. Abbreviations: PF, Physical Functioning; RP, Role-Physical; BP, Body Pain; GH, General Health; RE, Role-Emotional; SF, Social Functioning; VT, Vitality; MH, Mental Health.