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Table 5 Mean SF-36 v.2 scale scores (standard error) by mental illness and chronic conditions. 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

   PF RP BP GH VT SF RE MH
  Mean (SE) Mean (SE) Mean (SE) Mean (SE) Mean (SE) Mean (SE) Mean (SE) Mean (SE)
Depression
Yes 9,975 47.4 (0.1) 48.8 (0.1) 53.4 (0.1) 50.7 (0.1) 58.0 (0.1) 51.0 (0.1) 48.5 (0.1) 51.4 (0.1)
No 1,451 41.9 (0.3) 43.4 (0.3) 45.0 (0.3) 42.5 (0.3) 48.8 (0.3) 42.3 (0.3) 40.1 (0.3) 38.8 (0.3)
F*   251.9 300.5 741.9 779.7 989.0 1005.2 603.9 1603.5
RV   0.16 0.19 0.46 0.49 0.62 0.63 0.38 1.00
Number of chronic conditions
0 4,193 50.4 (0.2) 51.3 (0.2) 57.7 (0.2) 54.2 (0.2) 60.6 (0.2) 53.1 (0.2) 50.6 (0.2) 53.6 (0.2)
1 2,783 47.9 (0.2) 48.8 (0.2) 53.3 (0.2) 50.6 (0.2) 58.1 (0.2) 50.7 (0.2) 48.4 (0.2) 51.0 (0.2)
2 1,842 44.7 (0.3) 47.2 (0.3) 49.8 (0.2) 47.5 (0.2) 55.3 (0.2) 48.8 (0.2) 46.6 (0.3) 48.2 (0.3)
3 2,608 40.8 (0.2) 42.9 (0.2) 44.5 (0.2) 42.8 (0.2) 50.6 (0.2) 44.6 (0.2) 41.9 (0.2) 43.6 (0.2)
F*   324.4 270.0 762.0 590.6 446.0 357.8 233.4 361.7
RV   0.43 0.35 1.00 0.78 0.59 0.47 0.31 0.47
  1. Note: p < 0.0001 for all comparisons; (*) adjusted for age; RV: relative validity; PF - physical functioning, RP - role physical, BP - Bodily pain, GH- general health, VT - vitality, SF- social functioning, RE- role emotional, MH - mental health,