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Table 3 Mean (SD) scores for eight variables of SF-36 for women and men

From: Normative data and discriminative properties of short form 36 (SF-36) in Turkish urban population

Variables (N) Women (n = 670)
Mean ± SD
Men (n = 609)
Mean ± SD
P*
PF (1279) 80.6 ± 21.7 87.2 ± 17.1 0.000
RP (1279) 82.9 ± 28.6 89.8 ± 19.3 0.000
BP (1279) 81.0 ± 20.2 85.1 ± 16.4 0.001
GH (1279) 69.1 ± 16.9 73.6 ± 14.9 0.000
VT(1271) 63.4 ± 13.7 65.7 ± 11.9 0.098
SF (1279) 90.1 ± 12.9 91.7 ± 12.8 0.017
RE (1279) 89.0 ± 22.5 92.8 ± 15.1 0.001
MH (1271) 70.1 ± 11.4 71.0 ± 10.6 0.727
PCS** (1271) 46.6 ± 9.9 49.4 ± 7.4 0.000
MCS** (1271) 47.3 ± 9.8 48.2 ± 9.1 0.439
  1. *Mann-Whitney U test
  2. ** Country specific algorithms