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Table 3 Comparison between different scores regarding the age groups

From: Health-related quality of life in pediatric and adolescent patients with transfusion-dependent ß-thalassemia in upper Egypt (single center study)

Parameter Age 8-12 Age 13-18 P value
N = 39 N = 25
Mean Physical score 40.3 ± 2.6 31.7 ± 11.7 0.09
Mean emotional score 53.1 ± 1.8 43.6 ± 6.1 0.027*
Mean Social score 53.4 ± 2.8 39 ± 1.2 0.01*
Mean School performance 40.9 ± 1.6 34.9 ± 3.9 0. 13
Mean Psychological score 47.9 ± 1.5 41.1 ± 4.9 0.01*
Mean Total score 46.8 ± 5.9 37.8 ± 8.7 0.009*
  1. *= Significant (p < 0.05)