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Table 6 Mean scores of the different domains in the Short form Health Survey questionnaire (SF-36) divided by sex

From: Dizziness and health-related quality of life among older adults in an urban population: a cross-sectional study

Mean (SDa) among women and men
Domains Total Women Men
n = 467 n = 284 n = 185
Physical functioning 66.5 (25) 63.0 (25) 71.7 (23)**
Role physical 61.0 (42) 58.5 (43) 64.9 (41)
Bodily pain 65.1 (27) 61.4 (27) 70.9 (27)**
General health 63.5 (21) 62.9 (21) 64.4 (20)
Vitality 62.7 (23) 61.1 (24) 65.2 (22)
Social functioning 82.4 (24) 81.0 (24) 84.5 (23)
Role emotional 72.6 (39) 71.6 (40) 74.0 (37)
Mental health 79.0 (19) 76.7 (21) 82.6 (17)*
  1. Mean scores of the different domains in the Short form Health Survey measuring health-related quality of life. The maximum score for SF-36 is 100 for every domain with higher scores indicating better health-related quality of life
  2. aSD standard deviation. p values based on t test comparing men and woman, *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01