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Table 2 Mean (Standard Deviation) physical component summary (PCS) and mental c summary (MCS) in subjects with and without respiratory symptoms in the ECRHS II.

From: Respiratory symptoms in adults are related to impaired quality of life, regardless of asthma and COPD: results from the European community respiratory health survey

    PCS   MCS  
Symptom    No Yes   No Yes  
  No
n
Yes
n
Mean(SD) Mean(SD) p Mean(SD) Mean(SD) p
Wheezing 4690 1317 50.9(8.5) 46.9(8.5) * 50.4(10.3) 48.5(11.8) *
Wheezing and breathlessness 5311 668 50.6(8.8) 45.4(11.7) * 50.3(10.4) 47.8(12.1) *
Wheezing without a cold 5199 761 50.6(8.8) 45.4(11.7) * 50.3(10.4) 48.3(11.9) *
Woken up by tightness in chest 5228 775 50.7(8.6) 45.3(12.1) * 50.6(10.2) 46.0(12.5) *
Breathlessness at rest 5659 339 50.3(8.9) 44.5(13.3) * 50.3(10.3) 44.8(13.6) *
Breathlessness after exercise 4948 1049 50.9(8.5) 45.7(11.6) * 50.7(10.1) 46.8(12.3) *
Breathlessness at night 5645 350 50.3(9.0) 45.3(12.1) * 50.2(10.5) 47.2(12.2) *
Cough at night 4251 1754 50.9(8.5) 47.9(10.6) * 50.5(10.3) 48.9(11.2) *
Cough in the morning 5258 738 50.5(9.0) 46.9(10.7) * 50.4(10.4) 47.3(11.7) *
Cough in the winter 5233 760 50.6(8.8) 46.0(11.5) * 50.4(10.2) 47.2(12.8) *
Chronic chough 5557 404 50.4(8.9) 45.1(12.2) * 50.2(10.4) 47.1(12.8) *
Phlegm in the morning 5172 816 50.5(8.9) 46.9(11.1) * 50.3(10.5) 48.2(11.6) *
Phlegm in the winter 5342 601 50.5(8.9) 46.0(11.7) * 50.2(10.5) 48.1(11.8) *
Chronic phlegm 5539 395 50.3(9.0) 46.1(12.1) * 50.1(10.5) 48.3(11.9) *