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Table 3 SF-36 subscales and summary scores in patients and the controls by age groups. Data are expressed as means ± SD and 95% CI

From: The health-related quality of life in rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and psoriatic arthritis: a comparison with a selected sample of healthy people

  AGE Group (years)
  18 – 34 years 35 – 44 years 45 – 64 years 65 – 74 years > 75 years
  Mean ± SD 95% CI Mean ± SD 95% CI Mean ± SD 95% CI Mean ± SD 95% CI Mean ± SD 95% CI
PF           
Controls 94.7 ± 10.9 93.4–96.0 91.8 ± 12.1 90.2–93.4 86.6 ± 15.6 85.3–88.0 74.8 ± 19.2 72.5–77.2 65.0 ± 22.7 62.5–67.5
RA 40.0 ± 17.1 34.2–42.7 41.0 ± 18.9 36.2–45.8 41.9 ± 20.7 39.9–45.0 40.6 ± 21.4 36.9–44.3 38.7 ± 21.2 33.2–44.1
SA 47.0 ± 20.3 28.2–65.7 53.5 ± 18.3 47.0–60.0 54.6 ± 20.5 50.5–58.6 49.7 ± 27.7 35.5–63.9 30.0 ± 17.6 11.5–48.5
Per PsA 75.0 ± 10.8 57.8–92.2 59.0 ± 23.1 42.5–75.5 41.5 ± 20.5 34.8–48.1 41.0 ± 20.8 33.7–48.2 35.3 ± 13.9 27.3–43.4
Ax PsA 72.5 ± 16.4 62.2–82.8 58.9 ± 19.5 44.0–73.9 48.3 ± 19.8 40.7–55.8 45.0 ± 14.7 38.3–51.7 62.5 ± 23.5 30.7–94.3
RP           
Controls 88.6 ± 24.9 85.6–91.5 85.6 ± 24.5 82.4–88.8 78.6 ± 33.3 75.7–81.6 61.3 ± 38.4 56.6–66.1 51.8 ± 40.4 47.4–56.3
RA 29.3 ± 11.7 22.4–30.2 28.2 ± 15.3 24.3–32.1 29.5 ± 16.0 28.2–32.9 29.7 ± 16.9 27.8–3.7 28.0 ± 17.1 24.6–33.5
SA 46.4 ± 36.6 12.5–80.2 47.1 ± 24.8 38.3–55.9 35.3 ± 28.9 29.5–41.0 44.1 ± 38.0 24.5–63.6 32.5 ± 19.6 30.8–36.8
Per PsA 56.2 ± 31.4 16.1–86.3 47.5 ± 27.5 27.8–67.1 30.5 ± 28.1 21.4–39.6 29.0 ± 26.3 19.8–38.2 41.6 ± 20.6 29.7–53.5
Ax PsA 50.0 ± 20.4 17.5–82.4 50.0 ± 35.3 22.8–77.1 33.6 ± 26.1 23.6–43.5 35.2 ± 21.3 25.5–45.0 66.5 ± 47.3 29.1–72.1
BP           
Controls 89.2 ± 15.1 87.3–90.9 80.4 ± 16.2 78.3–82.5 80.4 ± 19.6 78.7–82.1 68.9 ± 21.3 66.3–71.6 72.0 ± 23.4 69.4–74.6
RA 27.8 ± 14.0 24.1–32.4 27.7 ± 16.3 23.6–31.8 28.9 ± 18.4 26.2–34.6 29.9 ± 15.4 27.2–32.6 30.5 ± 17.2 26.1–34.9
SA 43.0 ± 28.1 16.9–69.0 47.2 ± 15.7 41.7–52.8 44.9 ± 16.5 41.6–48.1 49.8 ± 17.3 40.9–58.7 32.0 ± 18.3 27.9–36.0
Per PsA 43.1 ± 10.7 26.1–60.1 40.7 ± 17.3 28.3–53.1 35.8 ± 17.8 30.0–41.6 35.4 ± 20.2 28.4–42.5 34.3 ± 17.9 25.7–42.9
Ax PsA 53.7 ± 10.9 36.4–71.0 54.3 ± 27.2 33.3–75.2 46.2 ± 17.0 39.7–52.6 40.1 ± 10.4 35.3–44.8 40.0 ± 19.0 37.5–43.5
GH           
Controls 74.3 ± 15.1 72.5–76.1 62.7 ± 19.7 60.1–65.3 61.9 ± 16.5 60.5–63.4 53.6 ± 14.8 51.8–55.4 49.1 ± 15.5 47.4–50.8
RA 44.3 ± 20.9 39.2–49.2 42.5 ± 15.3 38.6–46.5 46.3 ± 20.4 43.3–49.3 41.4 ± 18.8 38.1–44.6 39.7 ± 20.5 34.5–45.0
SA 50.6 ± 32.2 20.8–80.3 52.5 ± 24.5 43.8–61.2 46.1 ± 19.9 42.1–50.0 50.1 ± 27.1 36.1–64.0 23.3 ± 18.0 14.3–42.3
Per PsA 60.0 ± 19.1 45.4–74.5 53.5 ± 12.2 44.7–62.2 48.4 ± 18.1 42.5–54.3 41.0 ± 13.0 36.4–45.5 35.7 ± 18.9 24.7–46.6
Ax PsA 68.7 ± 13.1 47.8–89.6 52.2 ± 13.4 41.8–62.5 40.3 ± 14.3 34.8–45.7 40.7 ± 16.8 33.0–48.3 40.0 ± 14.1 27.0–67.0
MH           
Control 71.6 ± 12.8 70.0–73.1 62.0 ± 14.3 60.1–63.8 64.2 ± 16.3 62.8–65.7 59.8 ± 17.2 57.7–61.9 58.7 ± 18.2 56.7–60.7
RA 44.1 ± 24.3 35.9–52.2 53.6 ± 21.4 48.1–59.0 53.2 ± 23.0 49.8–56.7 45.8 ± 22.0 42.0–49.6 51.6 ± 26.1 44.9–58.3
SA 48.0 ± 28.7 21.4–74.5 55.9 ± 22.4 47.9–63.8 54.5 ± 19.9 50.5–58.4 55.5 ± 20.0 45.1–65.8 46.6 ± 20.3 25.3–68.0
Per PsA 39.0 ± 22.9 12.4–75.5 44.4 ± 25.6 26.0–62.7 43.3 ± 16.8 37.9–48.8 45.4 ± 16.9 39.5–51.3 48.8 ± 17.9 38.4–59.2
Ax PsA 49.0 ± 18.0 20.3–77.6 59.6 ± 19.0 45.0–74.2 43.7 ± 20.8 35.7–51.6 47.6 ± 19.0 38.9–56.3 48.0 ± 45.2 28.5–54.5
RE           
Controls 85.3 ± 28.6 81.8–88.6 82.6 ± 30.1 78.6–86.5 80.7 ± 28.8 78.2–83.2 51.5 ± 41.5 46.4–56.6 54.8 ± 43.3 50.1–59.6
RA 47.7 ± 41.2 33.9–61.4 38.1 ± 42.1 27.4–48.8 39.5 ± 42.4 33.3–45.8 32.0 ± 38.5 25.3–38.7 41.2 ± 42.7 30.2–52.2
SA 46.5 ± 43.0 16.6–86.2 47.2 ± 28.6 37.0–57.3 40.2 ± 26.6 34.9–45.4 41.6 ± 27.9 27.2–55.9 38.7 ± 13.7 24.3–53.1
Per PsA 24.8 ± 16.5 20.3–51.1 46.6 ± 42.1 16.4–76.7 25.6 ± 26.8 16.9–34.3 24.4 ± 28.8 14.4–34.5 30.9 ± 30.5 13.2–48.5
Ax PsA 33.3 ± 47.1 21.6–58.3 48.0 ± 24.3 29.2–66.7 40.7 ± 27.3 30.3–51.1 28.5 ± 24.2 17.4–39.5 50.0 ± 24.0 36.0–66.0
SF           
Controls 78.2 ± 18.7 75.9–80.4 73.6 ± 19.6 71.1–76.2 72.7 ± 19.3 71.0–74.4 68.1 ± 19.9 65.6–70.6 66.0 ± 20.8 63.7–68.3
RA 38.1 ± 20.4 31.3–44.9 47.9 ± 19.1 43.1–52.8 50.7 ± 22.4 47.4–54.0 43.3 ± 20.1 39.8–46.8 47.5 ± 21.1 42.0–52.9
SA 51.4 ± 35.4 18.6–84.1 58.7 ± 22.6 50.7–66.8 54.0 ± 18.5 50.3–57.6 60.2 ± 21.7 49.1–71.4 33.2 ± 17.0 15.3–51.1
Per PsA 53.2 ± 29.3 16.6–79.8 44.9 ± 10.6 37.3–52.4 39.7 ± 20.9 32.9–46.5 44.1 ± 20.9 36.8–51.4 35.5 ± 19.3 32.1–43.8
Ax PsA 56.1 ± 21.7 21.4–90.8 51.2 ± 22.1 34.2–68.2 42.5 ± 7.1 39.8–45.3 42.7 ± 27.5 39.3–46.2 33.5 ± 19.1 30.0–42.0
VT           
Controls 62.4 ± 13.4 60.8–64.0 54.2 ± 15.5 52.2–56.3 57.7 ± 14.8 56.4–59.0 55.1 ± 15.2 53.3–57.0 53.6 ± 16.6 51.8–55.5
RA 31.6 ± 18.7 25.3–37.8 46.2 ± 19.5 41.2–51.1 44.6 ± 20.9 41.5–47.7 38.9 ± 20.9 35.3–42.6 42.2 ± 19.7 37.2–47.3
SA 45.0 ± 23.9 22.8–67.1 52.4 ± 20.4 45.1–59.6 47.8 ± 17.2 44.4–51.2 49.7 ± 20.4 39.2–60.2 39.1 ± 21.7 16.3–62.0
Per PsA 50.0 ± 18.1 35.4–64.5 55.0 ± 14.3 44.7–65.2 44.4 ± 16.4 39.1–49.8 41.7 ± 15.9 36.1–47.3 46.7 ± 13.8 38.8–54.7
Ax PsA 63.7 ± 33.5 10.4–87.0 49.4 ± 15.7 37.3–61.5 39.8 ± 15.5 33.9–45.7 36.4 ± 18.2 28.1–44.7 47.5 ± 38.8 31.9–66.9
SF-36 PCS           
Controls 54.9 ± 5.6 53.2–55.6 52.7 ± 6.1 51.9–53.5 50.8 ± 8.1 50.1–51.5 46.8 ± 8.2 45.8–47.8 43.8 ± 8.1 42.9–44.7
RA 32.3 ± 4.4 29.8–34.8 31.3 ± 5.4 29.9–32.7 31.5 ± 6.3 32.5–34.4 32.9 ± 6.0 30.8–34.9 31.0 ± 5.3 29.6–32.3
SA 37.6 ± 10.3 27.9–47.1 38.7 ± 8.5 35.7–41.7 37.0 ± 7.4 35.6–38.5 37.9 ± 12.3 31.6–44.2 24.8 ± 5.9 18.6–31.0
Per PsA 46.0 ± 3.3 40.7–51.2 37.7 ± 7.0 32.7–42.7 33.4 ± 6.7 31.2–35.6 33.2 ± 6.9 30.8–35.7 32.0 ± 3.5 30.0–34.0
Ax PsA 47.2 ± 3.2 42.0–52.4 40.3 ± 7.8 34.3–46.4 36.4 ± 6.6 33.9–38.9 35.4 ± 5.4 32.9–37.9 42.0 ± 13.4 28.4–62.4
SF-36 MCS           
Controls 47.7 ± 6.9 46.9–48.5 46.6 ± 6.7 45.7–47.5 46.3 ± 7.2 45.7–46.9 43.0 ± 9.4 41.8–44.1 43.6 ± 9.5 42.5–44.6
RA 40.6 ± 9.9 37.3–43.9 40.1 ± 11.4 37.2–44.0 40.7 ± 12.3 38.8–42.5 38.7 ± 10.7 36.8–40.6 38.6 ± 13.1 36.2–41.0
SA 39.0 ± 13.8 26.2–51.8 42.1 ± 11.1 38.1–46.0 40.2 ± 8.4 38.5–41.9 41.6 ± 10.9 35.9–47.2 38.9 ± 8.7 29.8–48.1
Per PsA 32.9 ± 4.5 25.7–40.0 40.6 ± 9.6 33.7–47.5 36.3 ± 6.1 34.3–38.3 36.0 ± 6.3 33.8–38.2 38.9 ± 7.3 34.7–43.2
Ax PsA 37.0 ± 6.7 26.3–47.7 41.0 ± 9.5 33.7–48.4 35.7 ± 7.4 32.9–38.6 35.3 ± 6.9 32.2–38.5 36.3 ± 12.6 27.0–42.7
  1. Abbreviations: RA = Rheumatoid arthritis, SA = Ankylosing spondylitis, Per PsA = Peripheal Psoriatic arthritis, Ax PsA = Axial Psoriatic arthritis