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Table 5 Percentage of subjects who reported poor health status and median SF-12 scores by the most frequently cited medical conditions

From: Use of different subjective health indicators to assess health inequalities in an urban immigrant population in north-western Italy: a cross-sectional study

Medical condition Presence N/total (%) of poor SRH χ2(p) PCS-12 median score (IQR) Mann–Whitney U test (p) MCS-12 median score (IQR) Mann–Whitney U test (p)
Musculoskeletal pathologies With 19/46 (41.3) 24.14 (<0.001) 38.8 (36.0-47.5) 7.14 (<0.001) 48.2 (37.7-54.0) 0.62 (0.54)
Without 58/456 (12.7) 52.2 (45.3-56.3) 47.2 (38.3-54.1)
Hypertension With 12/29 (41.4) 14.01 (<0.001) 43.7 (37.8-48.3) 4.14 (<0.001) 45.4 (36.7-54.0) 0.96 (0.34)
Without 65/473 (13.7) 52.1 (44.2-56.1) 47.5 (38.4-54.1)
Digestion problems With 9/23 (39.1) 8.68 (<0.01) 50.2 (38.7-53.6) 1.85 (0.06) 47.7 (38.4-53.2) 0.24 (0.81)
Without 68/479 (14.2) 51.9 (43.9-56.0) 47.2 (38.3-54.2)
Respiratory pathologies With 7/18 (38.9) 6.20 (0.01) 40.4 (36.0-46.8) 4.02 (<0.001) 45.5 (34.9-53.0) 0.52 (0.60)
Without 70/484 (14.5) 51.9 (44.2-56.1) 47.3 (38.4-54.1)
Heart disease With 8/17 (47.1) 11.22 (<0.001) 41.3 (35.1-44.8) 4.21 (<0.001) 40.0 (32.2-52.0) 1.72 (0.09)
  Without 69/485 (14.2)   51.9 (44.2-56.0)   47.5 (38.4-54.1)