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Table 1 Scores of SF-36 and SF-12 among adolescents (n = 19,428)

From: Comparing the reliability and validity of the SF-36 and SF-12 in measuring quality of life among adolescents in China: a large sample cross-sectional study

  SF-36 SF-12 Mean difference Correlation coefficient
PF*** 89.10 ± 14.39 91.64 ± 16.85 − 2.54 0.800
RP*** 68.86 ± 34.28 68.08 ± 39.44 0.78 0.897
BP*** 79.97 ± 19.77 85.09 ± 19.25 − 5.12 0.876
GH*** 70.41 ± 19.53 62.72 ± 26.39 7.69 0.670
VT*** 65.04 ± 17.19 62.11 ± 25.90 2.93 0.645
SF*** 77.98 ± 19.07 66.17 ± 23.17 11.81 0.875
RE*** 54.82 ± 37.45 52.14 ± 40.44 2.68 0.923
MH*** 68.51 ± 17.18 64.86 ± 18.83 3.65 0.799
PCS*** 75.00 ± 11.10 70.52 ± 13.65 4.48 0.812
MCS*** 68.55 ± 14.18 61.32 ± 7.17 7.23 0.779
  1. PF physical functioning, RP role physical, BP bodily pain, GH general health, VT vitality, SF social functioning, RE role emotional, MH mental health, PCS physical component summary, MCS mental component summary
  2. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.00