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Table 2 Physical (PCS) and Mental (MCS) Component Summaries scores (%) according to characteristics of military policemen

From: Factors associated with health-related quality of life of military policemen in Salvador, Brazil: cross-sectional study

Characteristic N % PCS MCS
Mean SD Pa Mean SD Pa
Education      0.986    0.255
 High school 212 64.4 48.0 7.9   46.9 11.4  
 Graduated/post grad 117 35.6 47.9 8.8   45.4 12.0  
Marital status      0.822    0.722
 Married 201 61.1 47.8 8.2   46.5 12.0  
 Others 128 38.9 48.1 8.2   46.1 11.2  
Police rank      0.250    0.832
 Officer 25 7.6 49.7 7.2   46.8 12.2  
 Soldier 304 92.4 47.8 8.3   46.3 11.6  
Income      0.090    0.231
 2–6 min. wages 298 90.6 47.7 8.3   46.1 11.7  
  > 6 min. wages 31 9.4 50.3 7.2   48.7 11.6  
Car ownership      0.141    0.071
 Yes 231 70.2 48.4 7.8   47.1 11.3  
 No 98 29.8 46.8 9.1   44.6 12.3  
House ownership      0.984    0.465
 Yes 108 32.8 47.9 9.0   47.0 11.6  
 No 221 67.2 47.9 7.9   46.0 11.7  
Working day      0.023    0.431
  ≤ 8 h/day 67 20.4 50.0 7.6   47.3 10.7  
  > 8 h/day 262 79.6 47.4 8.3   46.1 11.9  
Vigorous physical activity      0.045    0.457
 Up to 2 times/week 157 47.7 47.0 7.9   45.9 12.0  
 3–7 times/week 172 52.3 48.8 8.4   46.8 11.4  
Obese      0.041    0.806
 No 282 85.7 48.4 7.8   46.4 11.8  
 Yes 47 14.3 45.2 10.1   46.0 11.1  
Smoking      0.152    0.632
 No/ex-smoker 310 94.2 48.1 8.2   46.4 11.6  
 Smoker 19 5.8 45.3 9.2   45.9 12.4  
Age group      0.177    0.005
 24–34 years 150 45.6 48.6 7.8   44.4 12.2  
 35–54 years 179 54.4 47.4 8.5   48.0 10.9  
Excessive alcohol consumption      0.069    0.002
 No 305 92.7 48.2 8.1   46.9 11.5  
 Yes 24 7.3 45.0 9.0   39.4 11.3  
Poor work ability       < 0.001     < 0.001
 No 295 89.7 48.8 7.9   47.7 10.7  
 Yes 34 10.3 40.6 7.1   34.6 13.0  
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