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Table 4 Mean (SD) of SF 36 scores according to age groups

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

Age groups (N) PF Mean (SD) RP Mean (SD) BP Mean (SD) GH Mean (SD) VT Mean (SD) SF Mean (SD) RE Mean (SD) MH Mean (SD) PCS* Mean (SD) MCS* Mean (SD)
18–44 (717) 94.7 (16.5) 95.3 (20.3) 90.1 (17.6) 77.3 (15.6) 68.6 (12.8) 96.5 (11.9) 95.8 (18.5) 73.6 (11.0) 52.7 (7.5) 49.9 (9.2)
45–64 (446) 81.3 (25.5) 86.8 (32.3) 83.6 (21.4) 70.8 (18.3) 65.7 (14.1) 94.7 (12.9) 95.0 (20.5) 73.5 (11.5) 48.2 (11.0) 49.5 (10.3)
≥ 65 (116) 56.3 (37.2) 64.0 (46.4) 70.3 (25.9) 62.8 (20.7) 60.9 (15.8) 83.7 (24.4) 86.5 (32.5) 72.0 (14.8) 37.7 (16.3) 48.3 (12.3)
P** 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.687 0.000 0.850
  1. * Country specific algorithms
  2. **Kruskal – Wallis test