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Table 4 Comparison of mean QoL in male and female patients; Mean and Standard Deviation

From: Evaluation of quality of life and description of the sociodemographic state in adolescent and young adult patients with phenylketonuria (PKU)

  Patient collective Female Mean (SD) Patient collective Male Mean (SD) Significance
Physical functioning 2.9 (0.7) 3.0 (0.5) n.s.
Psychological Functioning 2.7 (0.7) 3.0 (0.6) (p = 0.09)
Positive Mood 2.5 (0.8) 3.0 (0.6) (p = 0.02)
Negative Mood 3.1 (0.6) 3.3 (0.5) n.s.
Social Functioning 2.9 (0.7) 2.9 (0.7) n.s.
Social Well-being 3.2 (0.7) 2.9 (0.7) (p = 0.09)
  1. Range of scales: 0–4; low values = low quality of life, high value = high quality of life, SD, standard deviation; n.s., not significant