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Table 8 Weighted normative data on the WHOQOL-Bref domains for total sample and by gender, age and education

From: Validation of the WHOQOL-Bref: psychometric properties and normative data for the Norwegian general population

Domains (number of items) Total sample
(n = 615–626)
Gender Age Education
Men
(n = 287–293)
Women
(n = 324–333)
18–39 years
(n = 179–187)
40–59 years
(n = 209–214)
60–75 years
(n = 208–213)
Primary/Secondary school
(n = 70–74)
High school
(n = 260–267)
College/University
(n = 276–282)
Mean (SD)
95% CI
Mean (SD)
95% CI
Mean (SD)
95% CI
Mean (SD)
95% CI
Mean (SD)
95% CI
Mean (SD)
95% CI
Mean (SD)
95% CI
Mean (SD)
95% CI
Mean (SD)
95% CI
Physical (7) 16.46 (2.62)
16.26–16.66
16.69 (2.46)
16.43–16.95
16.18 (2.78)
15.86–16.50
17.06 (2.02)
16.81–17.31
16.22 (2.84)
15.88–16.56
15.74 (2.98)
15.20–16.28
15.87 (2.76)
15.42–16.32
16.37 (2.67)
16.06–16.69
16.94 (2.39)
16.63–17.25
Psychological (6) 15.93 (2.16)
15.76–16.10
16.10 (2.11)
15.88–16.33
15.73 (2.21)
15.47–15.98
15.92 (2.05)
15.66–16.17
15.93 (2.22)
15.66–16.20
15.94 (2.29)
15.53–16.36
15.39 (2.20)
15.02–15.75
15.91 (2.19)
1565–16.17
16.32 (2.04)
16.05–16.59
Social (3) 15.35 (2.60)
15.15–15.55
15.18 (2.56)
14.90–15.45
15.53 (2.63)
15.23–15.84
15.48 (2.70)
15.14–15.83
15.33 (2.57)
15.02–15.63
15.17 (2.43)
14.72–15.61
14.41 (2.78)
13.96–14.86
15.58 (2.59)
15.27–15.90
15.69 (2.33)
15.38–15.99
Environmental (8) 16.31 (2.23)
16.14–16.49
16.33 (2.27)
16.09–16.57
16.29 (2.18)
16.05–16.54
16.29 (2.22)
16.01–16.56
16.19 (2.28)
15.92–16.46
16.60 (2.13)
16.22–16.99
15.90 (2.75)
15.46–16.35
16.10 (2.07)
15.85–16.34
16.86 (1.92)
16.61–17.12
  1. The n for each group of gender, age and education varies across domains. The minimum and maximum is reported in the table