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Table 2 The SF-36 scores in veteran versus non-veteran SCI patients

From: Health-related quality of life among individuals with long-standing spinal cord injury: a comparative study of veterans and non-veterans

  Veterans (n = 39) Non-veterans (n = 63)  
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) P
Physical functioning 25.9 (30.3) 34.9 (23.8) 0.115
Role physical 36.2 (37.5) 59.0 (34.8) 0.003
Bodily pain 54.2 (32.3) 75.4 (20.5) 0.001
General health 52.8 (20.9) 62.9 (17.0) 0.009
Social functioning 67.8 (23.9) 75.0 (24.1) 0.145
Role emotional 49.1 (41.8) 74.1 (33.5) 0.003
Vitality 62.4 (15.5) 73.3 (16.3) 0.001
Mental health 67.8 (16.8) 76.0 (15.5) 0.014
Physical component summary (PCS) 42.4 (19.5) 58.1 (14.8) < 0.0001
Mental component summary (MCS) 62.3 (17.7) 74.6 (16.0) < 0.0001