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Table 5 Known-groups Validity of SF-8 Based on Cohen’s d

From: Evaluating the reliability and validity of SF-8 with a large representative sample of urban Chinese

  Age Gender Education Income (CNY) Overall QOL
20–30 30–40 40–50 50–60 Men >HS > 5000 2nd 3rd
vs. > 60 vs. > 60 vs. > 60 vs. > 60 vs. Women vs. ≤HS vs. ≤5000 vs. 1st vs. 1st
PF 0.54 0.31 0.30 0.22 0.02 0.22 0.05 0.28 0.41
RP 0.53 0.25 0.27 0.21 0.01 0.27 0.04 0.30 0.41
BP 0.60 0.39 0.31 0.25 0.04 0.22 0.06 0.30 0.46
GH 0.49 0.39 0.28 0.28 0.07 0.12 0.08 0.37 0.55
VT 0.27 0.28 0.18 0.28 0.14 0.02 0.09 0.29 0.44
SF 0.24 0.12 0.11 0.11 0.04 0.13 0.04 0.29 0.41
RE 0.31 0.13 0.10 0.15 0.03 0.20 0.06 0.32 0.40
MH −0.06 −0.09 −0.16 −0.06 0.10 0.02 0.01 0.25 0.45
  1. CNY: Chinese Yuan; QOL: Quality of Life; HS: High School