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Table 4 Percentage difference in HRQoL for PCOS women relative to the SF-36 scores from the normative data

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 Domain * Normative Asian mean South Asian PCOS (% difference from normative Asian) P value * Normative Caucasian mean Caucasian PCOS (% difference from normative Caucasian) P value
Bodily Pain 69.8 (n = 57) -12.0 p = 0.12 79.6 (n = 4834) -15.5 p < 0.01
Energy and Vitality 55.0 (n = 51) -0.02 p = 0.98 58.9 (n = 4769) -23.0 p < 0.01
General Health 64.5 (n = 57) -16.4 p = 0.02 73.8 (n = 4751) -21.7 p < 0.01
Mental Health 67.7 (n = 56) -11.4 p = 0.08 72.3 (n = 4737) -20.0 p < 0.01
Physical Functioning 78.7(n = 53) -7.2 p = 0.31 87.8 (n = 4650) -0.06 p = 0.06
Role Limit/Emotion 72.7 (n = 55) -11.6 p = 0.28 81.0 (n = 4801) -33.5 p < 0.01
Role Limit/Physical 79.8 (n = 52) -15.7 p = 0.09 84.2 (n = 4801) -7.8 p = 0.01
Social Functioning 79.0 (n = 54) -17.8 p = 0.01 86.8 (n = 4836) -24.8 p < 0.01
  1. NB. SF-36 range: 0 (Worst Health Status) to 100 (Best Health Status)
  2. * Data obtained from the Oxford Health and Lifestyles II survey from a personal communication with Professor Crispin Jenkinson.