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Table 4 Scores for the domain subgroups of QoL, between pregnant, lactating and non-pregnant / non-lactating women

From: Sexual function, mental health, and quality of life under strain of COVID-19 pandemic in Iranian pregnant and lactating women: a comparative cross-sectional study

Variables Pregnant group (P)
N = 200
Lactating group (L)
N = 203
Non-pregnant/ non-lactating (N)
N = 201
P value* Pair wise comparison
P value**
Sum score physical Components (PCS-12) 69.95 ± 12.62 79.42 ± 13.61 84.45 ± 11.11 <0.001 P and N: <0.001
P and L: <0.001
L and N: <0.001
Sum score mental Components (MCS-12) 67.31 ± 13.53 68.93 ± 14.72 73.61 ± 13.64 <0.001 P and N: << 0.001
P and L: 0.24
L and N: <<0.001
Total score 68.29 ± 9.47 74.18 ± 12.65 79.03 ± 10.48 <0.001 P and N: <0.001
P and L: 0.83
L and N: <0.001
  1. QoL: Quality of Life, SF-12: Short Form-12
  2. * One-way ANOVA
  3. ** One-way ANOVA followed by LSD Post Hoc test