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Table 2 Comparison of the CAT-Health and SF-12 scores according to sex, age and number of self-reported conditions

From: Validation of a computer-adaptive test to evaluate generic health-related quality of life

Comparison of the CAT-Health and SF-12 scores according to sex, age and number of declared pathologies
   CAT-Health SF-12 PCS SF-12 MCS
Sex Male (N = 130) 52.68 (6.51) 47.65 (9.43) 50.89 (9.45)
  Female (N = 266) 49.99 (5.56) 46.44 (10.40) 44.92 (12.57)
  p (t test) < 0.0001 0.262 < 0.0001
  Effect size (Cohen's d) 0.455 0.120 0.513
Age < 34.27 years (N = 100) 53.96 (5.69) 50.46 (7.98) 47.59 (11.19)
  34.27-46.26 years (N = 98) 51.33 (5.53) 47.82 (10.42) 47.24 (11.65)
  46.27-61.19 years (N = 99) 49.66 (5.29) 44.83 (10.32) 45.36 (12.30)
  > 61.19 years (N = 99) 48.54 (6.18) 44.20 (10.36) 47.34 (12.70)
  p (ANOVA) < 0.0001 < 0.0001 0.537
  Effect size (eta square) 0.116 0.062 0.006
Number of self-reported conditions None (N = 146) 54.23 (5.72) 50.56 (7.84) 50.80 (9.04)
  1 pathology (N = 134) 50.89 (4.86) 46.74 (10.23) 46.52 (12.40)
  2 pathologies (N = 65) 47.75 (7.42) 44.14 (10.81) 42.78 (12.70)
  3 or more pathologies (N = 51) 45.24 (4.66) 39.85 (9.97) 41.86 (13.59)
  p (ANOVA) < 0.0001 < 0.0001 < 0.0001
  Effect Size (eta square) 0.272 0.124 0.082