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Table 3 Comparison of the following sub-scales of quality of life scores for male and female transgender with the control group

From: Quality of life of men and women with gender identity disorder

  Mean (SD)  
  MTF transgender Male controls Difference (95% CI)
Physical functioning 74.8 (16.1) 95.6 (16.8) −20.8 (− 28.0, −13.6)*
Role physical 61.7 (27.6) 83.6 (25.5) −21.9 (−33.2, −10.6)**
Role emotional 64.4 (34.9) 74.7 (30.1) −10.3 (−23.9, 3.4)
Vitality 54.5 (19.9) 68.1 (16.6) −13.6 (−21.2, −6.0)**
Emotional well-being 61.7 (18.1) 71.5 (16.7) −9.8 (−17.2, −2.4)
Social functioning 56.3 (26.2) 80.4 (15.7) −24.1 (−32.5, −15.7)**
Pain 74.3 (23.0) 88.2 (14.2) −13.9 (−21.4, −6.5)*
General health 57.3 (22.7) 62.1 (15.6) −4.8 (−12.6, 3.0)
  FTM transgender Female control  
Physical functioning 85.5 (15.9) 84.6 (19.3) 0.9 (−6.2, 8.0)
Role physical 70.7 (27.9) 71.1 (33.3) −0.4 (−12.6, 11.8)
Role emotional 62.2 (20.9) 70.6 (36.4) −8.4 (−20.7, 3.9)
Vitality 59.0 (22.8) 62.4 (19.0) −3.4 (−11.4, 4.6)
Emotional well-being 67.4 (18.5) 67.0 (18.4) 0.4 (−6.8, 7.6)
Social functioning 68.0 (20.9) 71.4 (21.7) −3.4 (−11.7, 4.9)
Pain 78.1 (23.8) 74.2 (23.6) 3.9 (−5.3, 13.1)
General health 69.6 (20.4) 67.7 (19.7) 1.9 (− 5.9, 9.7)
  1. *p < 0.001, **p < 0.05