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Table 2 Comparison of the SF-36 scores between chemical warfare patients and a general Iranian population (higher scores indicate a better condition)

From: Quality of life in chemical warfare survivors with ophthalmologic injuries: the first results form Iran Chemical Warfare Victims Health Assessment Study

  Patients (n = 147) General population (n = 1997)*  
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) P
Physical functioning 45.3 (19.5) 87.8 (19.0) < 0.0001
Role physical 23.1 (16.6) 73.8 (36.4) < 0.0001
Bodily pain 29.5 (16.8) 82.7 (23.4) < 0.0001
General health 26.3 (14.8) 70.2 (19.6) < 0.0001
Vitality 39.7 (18.8) 68.9 (16.2) < 0.0001
Social functioning 47.6 (21.6) 78.0 (23.5) < 0.0001
Role emotional 43.5 (26.6) 70.1 (39.7) < 0.0001
Mental health 47.8 (21.2) 69.2 (17.1) < 0.0001
Physical Component Summary (PCS) 27. 4 (14.8) 81.4 (21.8) < 0.0001
Mental Component Summary (MCS) 39.9 (19.4) 72.4 (21.9) < 0.0001
  1. * Derived from [22]. The scores are for males only.