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Table 3 SF36 Physical and Mental Component Summary Scores (Mean(SD)) by LBP group, gender and other spinal pain areas

From: Low back pain in 17 year olds has substantial impact and represents an important public health disorder: a cross-sectional study

  PCS p-value MCS p-value
LBP group
No LBP 53.2 (6.4) < 0.001 51.8 (7.9) < 0.001
Current Non-chronic LBP 50.3 (6.9)a   48.5 (9.2) a  
Current chronic LBP 47.4 (9.0)a, b   45.8 (10.1) a, b  
Gender
Male 53.6 (6.0) < 0.001 52.7 (7.4) < 0.001
Female 50.0 (8.1)   48.0 (9.5)  
Other Spinal Pain areas
No MBP or NSP 53.8 (6.0) < 0.001 52.3 (7.8) < 0.001
MBP or NSP 49.7 (8.1)c   48.2 (9.6) c  
MBP and NSP 47.1 (8.1)c, d   45.6 (9.0) c, d  
  1. a statistically significant contrast to No LBP
  2. b statistically significant contrast to Current Non-chronic LBP
  3. c statistically significant contrast to No Mid Back Pain or Neck/Shoulder Pain
  4. d statistically significant contrast to MBP or NSP