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Table 2 Mean and confidence intervals (CI 95%) of SF-36 v.2 items. PDSD, 2008

From: Psychometric evaluation of the SF-36 (v.2) questionnaire in a probability sample of Brazilian households: results of the survey Pesquisa Dimensões Sociais das Desigualdades (PDSD), Brazil, 2008

Scale SF-36 Item Mean (CI 95%)
Physical functioning (PF) 3A. Vigorous activities, such as running, lifting heavy objects, or participating in strenuous sports 2.28 (2.27 - 2.29)
  3B. Moderate activities, such as moving a table, pushing a vacuum cleaner, dancing ou swimming 2.48 (2.46 - 2.49)
  3C. Lifting or carrying groceries 2.49 (2.47 - 2.50)
  3D. Climbing several flights of stairs 2.44 (2.42 - 2.45)
  3E. Climbing one flight of stairs 2.54 (2.53 - 2.56)
  3F. Bending, kneeling, or stooping 2.50 (2.48 - 2.51)
  3G. Walking more than a kilometer 2.49 (2.48 - 2.51)
  3H. Walking several hubdreds of meters 2.53 (2.51 - 2.54)
  3I. Walking one hundred meters 2.61 (2.60 - 2.62)
  3J. Bathing or dressing oneself 2.74 (2.73 - 2.75)
Role physical (RF) 4A. Cut down the amount of time one spent on work or other activities 4.11 (4.09 - 4.13)
  4B. Accomplished less than you would like 4.06 (4.04 - 4.09)
  4C. Limited in kind of work or other activites 4.11 (4.09 - 4.14)
  4D. Had difficulty performing work or other activities (i.g., took extra effort) 4.11 (4.09 - 4.13)
Bodily pain (BP) 7. Intensity of bodily pain 4.60 (4.58 - 4.63)
  8. Extent pain interfered with normal work 5.07 (5.05 - 5.10)
General health (GH) 1A. Is your health: excellent, very good, good, fair, poor. 3.05 (3.03 - 3.07)
  11A. Seem to get sick a little easier than other people 4.14 (4.12 - 4.16)
  11B. As healthy as anybody I know 3.93 (3.91 - 3.96)
  11C. Expect my health to get worse 4.05 (4.03 - 4.08)
  11D. Health is excellent 3.86 (3.84 - 3.89)
Vitality (VT) 9A. Feel full of life 4.10 (4.08 - 4.12)
  9E. Have a lot of energy 3.97 (3.95 - 3.99)
  9G. Feel worn out 3.93 (3.91 - 3.95)
  9I. Feel tired 3.50 (3.48 - 3.52)
Social functioning (SF) 6. Extent health problems interfered with normal social activities 4.42 (4.40 - 3.42)
  10. Frequency health problems interfered with social activities 4.29 (4.27 - 4.31)
Role emotional (RE) 5A. Cut down the amount of time one spent on work or other activities 4.25 (4.23 - 4.27)
  5B. Accomplished less than you would like 4.22 (4.20 - 4.24)
  5C. Did work or other activities less carefully than usual 4.34 (4.32 - 4.36)
Mental health (MH) 9B. Been very nervous 3.53 (3.51 - 3.55)
  9C. Felt so down in the dumps that nothing could cheer you up 4.22 (4.20 - 4.24)
  9D. Felt calm and peaceful 3.77 (3.75 - 3.79)
  9F. Felt downhearted and depressed 4.11 (4.09 - 4.13)
  9H. Been happy 4.27 (4.25 - 4.29)
Health transition 2.How health is now compared to 1 year ago 2.90 (2.88 - 2.91)