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Table 5 The weighted mean (95% confidence intervals (CIs)) for quality of life by WHOQOL

From: Quality of life in people with transsexuality after surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Subgroups Number of studies (Sample Size) Weighted Mean (95% CI) Range Between subgroups Between groups
I2c (%) P heterogeneity Qd P heterogeneity
Minimum Maximum
Trans         0.000
 MTFa 2 (132) 70.65 (53.11, 88.19) 66.52 72.77 12.9 0.328 7.41  
 FTMb 2 (334) 69.99 (43.76, 96.23) 65.54 75.00 0.0 0.401   
Domains        7.46 0.000
 Physical 4 (466) 68.04 (42.85, 93.23) 66.08 81.00 0.0 0.888   
 Psychological 4 (466) 66.30 (41.70, 90.90) 56.00 69.00 0.0 0.990   
 Social 4 (466) 68.25 (50.32, 86.17) 65.00 97.10 0.0 0.919   
 Environmental 4 (466) 62.94 (42.18, 83.70) 63.00 75.00 0.0 0.971   
Mean age         0.000
  ≤ 35 1 (94) 73.31 (54.53, 92.09) 7.56  
 > 35 3 (372) 66.12 (42.46, 99.63) 65.54 66.52 0.0 0.967   
Overall 4 (466) 70.45 (55.87, 85.03) 65.54 75.00 0.0 0.972 9.47 0.0001
  1. aMTF Male to Female, bFTM Female to Male, cI2 I Square, dQ Cochran’s Q test