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Table 2 SF36 score distributions and comparisons to Canadian Norms

From: Generic and disease-specific quality of life among youth and young men with Hemophilia in Canada

Means (standard deviations) Study Cohort Youth Study cohort young adults Study cohort comparative sub-set (selected to match the age range for published Canadian Norms [17]) Canadian Norms for Males [17] Mean Difference
Ages (years) 12.9 to 17.9 18.4 to 28.7 16 to 24.9 16 to 24.9  
Sample Size 13 33 27 474  
PCS (norm-referenced scoring) 53.00 50.79 51.74 53.9 2.16
(5.5) (6.4) (6.5) (6.9)
MCS (norm-referenced scoring) 52.3 50.9 51.1 49.3 -1.79
(6.8) (8.8) (8.6) (9.7)
Physical Functioning 90.0 87.1 87.9 93.6 5.64*
(10.4) (13.2) (13.7) (13.3)
Role Physical 86.1 84.1 84.5 89.9 5.41
(17.2) (13.9) (14.9) (27.1)
Bodily Pain 75.9 66.2 69.2 79.1 9.9*
(11.1) (19.4) (20.3) (19.4)
General Health 82.6 75.4 79.6 78.7 -0.93
(13.6) (15.5) (13.9) (14.7)
Vitality 71.2 64.9 65.7 64.0 -1.74
(10.4) (16.4) (16.9) (16.5)
Social Functioning 83.7 86.4 86.6 86.5 -0.07
(16.4) (12.6) (14.3) (18.7)
Role Emotional 89.7 85.1 86.7 82.7 -4.03
(14.5) (18.9) (17.5) (32.8)
Mental Health 80.4 77.1 77.2 74.3 -2.92
(9.9) (15.5) (15.2) (16.6)
  1. MID’s definitions: PCS =2-3; MCS = 3; PF = 2-3; RP = 2; BP = 2-3; GH = 2-3; VT = 2-3; SF = 3; RE = 4; and MH = 3 [5]
  2. *p < 0.05