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Table 4 Comparison of quality of life for male-to female and female-to male transgender

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

  Mean (SD)  
MTF Transgender FTM transgender Difference (95% CI)
Physical functioning 74.8 (16.1) 85.5 (15.9) −10.7 (− 18.4, −3.0)*
Role physical 61.7 (27.6) 70.7 (27.9) −9.0 (− 22.3, 4.3)
Role emotional 64.4 (34.9) 62.2 (20.9) 2.2 (−11.1, 15.5)
Vitality 54.5 (19.9) 59.0 (22.8) 4.5 (−14.9, 5.9)
Emotional well-being 61.7 (18.1) 67.4 (18.5) −5.7 (−14.5, 3.1)
Social functioning 56.3 (26.2) 68.0 (20.9) −11.7 (−22.9, −0.5)*
Pain 74.3 (23.0) 78.1 (23.8) −3.8 (− 15., 7.5)
General health 57.3 (22.7) 69.6 (20.4) −12.3 (− 22.6, − 2.0)*
  1. *p < 0.05