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Table 3 Association between the SF-36 scores and socio-demographical characteristics of the study sample

From: Determinants of health-related quality of life in elderly in Tehran, Iran

Scales Sex P value Age Groups P-value Marital Status P-value
  Male mean (SD) Female mean (SD)   65–69 mean (SD) 70–74 mean (SD) 75–79 mean (SD) 80+ mean (SD)   Married mean (SD) Unmarried mean (SD)  
PF 62(29) 45.7(30.2) 0.000 62.6(30.2) 55.4(29.5) 48.5(29.6) 40.9(29.3) 0.001 59.1(29.5) 45.2(31.1) 0.000
RP 62.3(47) 48.5(48.5) 0.004 69.2(44.8) 54.9(48.9) 38.9(47.5) 44.1(47.2) 0.000 61.4(46.9) 44.6(49) 0.001
BP 62.3(27.7) 42.1(26.7) 0.000 57(28.9) 52.3(27.5) 51.5(32.3) 49.5(28.9) 0.105 58.1(28.4) 43(27.8) 0.000
GH 59.9(19.4) 48.7(21.4) 0.000 57.1(19.9) 53.8(21.8) 53.7(22) 54(21.1) 0.409 57.2(20.5) 50.1(21.3) 0.002
VT 62.2(21.4) 47.5(24.8) 0.000 58.8(24.1) 55.1(23.5) 52.4(22.6) 53.2(26) 0.394 58.7(22.8) 49.7(25.7) 0.000
SF 74.8 (23.9) 65.8(27.5) 0.001 72.4(25) 71.9(25.5) 67.6(27.6) 68.3(27.3) 0.264 73.3(24.6) 65.2(28) 0.004
RE 72.2(42.8) 56.7(47.8) 0.001 68.8(45.3) 63.4(46.2) 61.7(46.6) 65(44.8) 0.154 76(45) 61.9(47.2) 0.311
MH 67(20.7) 58(23.3) 0.000 64.8(21.8) 62.7(22.9) 60.6(23.2) 62.3(21.5) 0.475 65.5(21.4) 57.6(23.3) 0.001
PCS 61(24.1) 46.3(25) 0.000 61.5(24.7) 54.1(25.1) 48.1(26.6) 47.1(24.4) 0.058 59(24.8) 45.7(25.2) 0.000
MCS 69.1(22) 57(24.4) 0.000 66.2(23.2) 63.3(24.6) 60.6(24.7) 62.2(23) 0.655 66.1(23) 58.5(25) 0.003
Scales Living status P value Education P-value Economic Status P-value
  Alone mean (SD) With others mean (SD)   Illiterate mean (SD) Middle literacy mean (SD) University education mean(SD)   Poor mean (SD) Intermediate mean (SD) Good mean (SD)  
PF 43.4(33) 57(29.8) 0.001 46.5(29.3) 63.1(29.6) 64.4(30.6) 0.000 45.1(31.7) 58(27.9) 72(28.8) 0.000
RP 42(49.4) 58.8(47.5) 0.013 47.1(48.7) 65.9(46) 61.1(46.3) 0.001 39(47.2) 63.1(46.7) 79.1(41) 0.000
BP 43.6(28.5) 55.3(28.8) 0.004 45.7(27.4) 60.6(28.8) 68.3(26.2) 0.000 46.7(28.1) 56.4(28.8) 62(29.9) 0.000
GH 48.4(20.8) 56.3(20.9) 0.007 50.1(21.1) 60.1(19.7) 59.7(21.1) 0.000 47.5(19.8) 58.5(20.7) 63.4(19.2) 0.000
VT 50.8(24.9) 56.7(23.8) 0.079 49.3(22.1) 62(24.3) 65.2(23.4) 0.000 47.8(23) 58.5(23.2) 69.2(22.2) 0.000
SF 61.6(28.6) 72.5(25.1) 0.003 66.7(25.1) 75(26.2) 75.6(25.1) 0.005 62.1(26.9) 74.9(24) 79.9(23.5) 0.000
RE 61.1(47.9) 66.2(45.2) 0.420 56.9(47.5) 73.2(42.71) 81.4(36.55) 0.001 50.9(48.4) 72.1(42.7) 80.5(39.4) 0.000
MH 58.9(20.9) 63.8(22.5) 0.114 57.4(22) 68.9(20.9) 66.8(24) 0.000 55.6(20.8) 66(28.8) 74(21.5) 0.000
PCS 44.4(26.9) 56.8(25) 0.000 47.3(24.9) 62.4(24.5) 63.4(19.6) 0.000 44.6(25.5) 59(23.6) 69.2(23) 0.000
MCS 58.1(24.9) 64.8(23.5) 0.044 57.6(22.8) 69.8(23.5) 72.3(20) 0.000 54.1(23.5) 67.9(22.2) 75.9(21.4) 0.000