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Table 4 SF-36 subscales and summary scores in patients and the controls with primary school, secondary school and high school/university. 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

  Eucational level
  Primary school Secondary school High school/university
  Mean SD 95% CI Mean SD 95% CI Mean SD 95% CI
PF          
Controls 75.4 21.8 73.8 – 77.1 89.3 14.1 88.1 – 90.5 91.4 13.0 89.4 – 93.3
RA 39.2 20.5 35.7 – 42.7 40.4 20.5 37.9 – 42.9 50.0 19.1 45.8 – 54.3
SA 51.0 25.5 43.1 – 58.9 52.6 17.0 47.4 – 57.8 55.9 18.9 45.8 – 66.0
Per PsA 42.3 24.9 33.0 – 51.6 42.0 18.9 37.3 – 46.7 55.0 19.3 25.0 – 75.0
Ax PsA 44.6 17.4 34.9 – 54.3 52.3 19.3 46.1 – 58.5 56.1 12.9 46.1 – 66.0
RP          
Control 65.5 38.3 62.6 – 68.4 80.8 32.1 78.0 – 83.5 83.8 30.3 79.4 – 88.3
RA 28.5 13.6 27.2 – 31.9 29.1 15.9 26.1 – 31.1 35.3 18.9 31.0 – 39.5
SA 33.1 33.2 28.9 – 49.3 39.6 25.9 30.7 – 46.5 54.6 31.9 37.6 – 71.6
Per PsA 23.6 25.4 14.1 – 33.0 37.3 25.3 31.0 – 43.5 68.7 37.5 19.0 – 88.4
Ax PsA 33.3 30.8 16.2 – 50.4 36.2 23.7 28.6 – 43.8 58.3 27.9 36.8 – 79.8
BP          
Controls 72.3 21.6 70.6 – 73.9 84.2 17.5 82.7 – 85.8 86.1 15.9 83.8 – 88.5
RA 29.3 17.8 27.3 – 33.3 30.3 16.4 27.3 – 32.4 31.6 17.3 27.7 – 35.5
SA 42.6 18.1 38.0 – 49.2 43.9 12.8 39.0 – 46.8 53.5 19.6 43.0 – 63.9
Per PsA 39.5 20.3 31.9 – 47.1 33.4 16.2 29.4 – 37.4 53.1 18.1 24.1 – 82.0
Ax PsA 35.1 14.5 27.0 – 43.2 46.4 13.5 42.1 – 50.8 64.1 18.8 49.6 – 78.6
GH          
Controls 55.2 18.2 53.8 – 56.6 64.3 17.9 62.7 – 65.8 68.9 14.8 66.7 – 71.1
RA 40.9 19.1 37.7 – 44.2 44.3 19.5 41.8 – 46.7 48.1 20.2 43.6 – 52.6
SA 45.2 22.5 38.3 – 52.2 45.4 20.8 39.0 – 51.7 57.2 21.3 45.8 – 68.6
Per PsA 44.6 16.0 38.6 – 50.6 45.5 17.8 41.1 – 49.9 48.7 2.5 44.7 – 52.7
Ax PsA 38.6 15.2 30.1 – 47.1 44.8 17.9 39.1 – 50.6 48.3 9.6 40.8 – 55.7
MH          
Controls 59.8 16.9 58.5 – 61.1 66.7 15.5 65.3 – 68.0 66.6 15.4 64.3 – 68.9
RA 48.8 24.2 44.7 – 52.9 49.8 23.1 46.9 – 52.6 54.2 22.0 49.3 – 59.1
SA 42.9 19.4 36.9 – 48.9 52.9 16.9 47.7 – 58.0 66.70 13.7 59.4 – 74.0
Per PsA 46.4 13.8 41.2 – 51.5 43.6 19.7 38.7 – 48.5 44.0 11.3 25.9 – 62.0
Ax PsA 39.2 22.2 26.8 – 51.5 48.7 20.1 42.2 – 55.1 54.7 17.1 41.6 – 67.9
RE          
Controls 63.2 40.5 60.1 – 66.3 79.3 33.2 76.4 – 82.2 79.4 31.0 74.9 – 84.0
RA 35.7 42.5 31.4 – 45.9 38.8 40.0 33.8 – 43.8 44.1 43.3 34.5 – 53.8
SA 33.3 26.5 25.1 – 41.4 40.1 26.0 32.2 – 48.0 77.1 31.5 60.2 – 93.9
Per PsA 21.0 25.4 11.5 – 30.5 31.2 27.0 22.5 – 32.9 28.9 31.9 25.8 – 35.6
Ax PsA 31.0 26.6 16.2 – 45.8 41.2 28.8 31.9 – 50.4 53.2 23.6 41.0 – 61.3
SF          
Controls 68.4 19.8 66.9 – 69.9 74.6 20.2 72.9 – 76.3 77.4 18.2 74.7 – 80.1
RA 44.7 21.0 41.1 – 48.3 47.2 21.6 44.5 – 49.9 48.8 20.2 44.3 – 53.3
SA 46.9 19.0 41.1 – 52.8 52.2 19.5 46.2 – 58.1 75.6 19.7 65.1 – 86.1
Per PsA 44.6 19.5 37.2 – 51.9 41.5 18.6 36.9 – 46.1 62.5 17.6 34.3 – 90.6
Ax PsA 39.0 8.0 34.6 – 43.5 45.8 10.8 42.3 – 49.3 49.8 18.8 35.4 – 64.3
VT          
Controls 55.1 15.4 53.9 – 56.2 58.8 15.7 57.4 – 60.1 57.7 14.1 55.6 – 59.8
RA 39.4 20.6 35.9 – 42.9 41.9 20.9 39.3 – 44.5 45.8 20.1 41.4 – 50.3
SA 40.9 20.8 34.5 – 47.3 48.2 15.9 43.4 – 53.1 54.6 11.1 48.7 – 60.6
Per PsA 47.6 15.1 41.9 – 53.3 43.6 16.4 39.5 – 47.6 48.7 10.3 32.3 – 65.1
Ax PsA 29.3 19.0 18.7 – 39.8 45.0 18.6 39.0 – 50.9 47.2 15.2 35.5 – 58.9
SF-36 PCS          
Controls 47.2 8.7 46.5 – 47.9 52.2 7.2 51.6 – 52.8 53.6 5.4 52.8 – 54.4
RA 31.7 5.9 30.7 – 32.7 32.2 5.8 31.4 – 32.9 34.5 6.2 33.1 – 35.8
SA 36.1 9.9 34.1 – 40.2 38.4 6.5 35.4 – 41.4 38.3 9.8 33.0 – 43.5
Per PsA 33.4 8.1 30.4 – 36.4 33.6 5.2 32.3 – 34.9 48.4 5.0 40.3 – 56.5
Ax PsA 35.0 6.0 31.6 – 38.3 37.5 7.1 35.2 – 39.7 43.0 4.2 39.8 – 46.2
SF-36 MCS          
Controls 44.1 8.3 43.4 – 44.7 47.1 7.9 46.4 – 47.7 46.5 7.4 45.4 – 47.6
RA 38.8 12.1 36.7 – 40.8 39.2 11.5 37.7 – 40.6 40.8 12.0 38.1 – 43.5
SA 34.8 7.4 32.5 – 37.1 39.9 7.9 37.5 – 42.3 50.4 8.8 45.7 – 55.1
Per PsA 37.1 4.7 35.3 – 38.8 37.0 7.6 35.1 – 38.9 31.7 6.6 21.1 – 42.4
Ax PsA 32.5 8.7 27.6 – 37.3 37.6 7.6 35.1 – 40.0 40.9 7.3 35.3 – 44.6
  1. For definitions see Table 3