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Table 2 Comparison of the Asian PCOS and Caucasian PCOS mean SF-36 domain scores.1

From: Do South Asian women with PCOS have poorer health-related quality of life than Caucasian women with PCOS? A comparative cross-sectional study

SF-36 Asian PCOS Mean Caucasian PCOS Mean Difference 95% CI Two tailed significance
Bodily Pain 61.4 (n = 42) 67.3 (n = 126) 5.9 -3.5 to 15.3 p = 0.22
Energy and Vitality 54.9 (n = 40) 45.4 (n = 127) 9.5 -16.9 to -2.0 p = 0.01
General Health 53.9 (n = 40) 57.8 (n = 125) 4.0 -4.0 to 11.9 p = 0.33
Mental Health 60.0 (n = 41) 57.6 (n = 127) 2.4 -9.6 to 4.8 p = 0.52
Physical Functioning 73.0 (n = 39) 87.3 (n = 124) 14.4 4.5 to 24.1 p = 0.005
Role Limit/Emotion 64.3 (n = 42) 53.9 (n = 125) 10.4 -24.6 to 3.8 p = 0.15
Role Limit/Physical 67.3 (n = 42) 77.6 (n = 126) 10.3 -1.9 to 22.5 p = 0.10
Social Functioning 64.9 (n = 41) 65.3 (n = 127) 0.3 -9.7 to 10.3 p = 0.95
  1. 1. 0 (Indicating Worst Health Status) to 100 (Best Health Status)