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Table 3 SF-36 subscale scores according to demographic characteristics of the sample (N = 229)

From: Predictors of health-related quality of life in type II diabetic patients in Greece

   PF RP BP GH VT SF RE MH
Sex          
   Male   74.6 69.2 81.7 53.3 63.3 85.0 72.6 65.7
   Female   55.4 55.4 65.3 45.0 50.6 65.8 55.7 55.1
  P (sig.) 0.000*** 0.016* 0.000*** 0.007** 0.000*** 0.000*** 0.007** 0.003**
Age          
   ≤ 65   74.7 66.7 72.4 51.2 62.4 76.7 65.7 61.4
   66–75   62.4 63.8 72.5 47.4 54.4 74.3 64.8 59.3
   > 75   56.5 54.5 74.2 48.4 53.3 73.5 59.7 59.8
  P (sig.) 0.000*** 0.380 0.925 0.578 0.084 0.812 0.659 0.799
Marital Status          
   Married   66.3 64.9 76.2 49.7 59.3 76.4 66.5 62.1
   Single/Widowed   59.6 53.5 65.5 46.1 48.4 71.5 55.2 53.6
  P (sig.) 0.078 0.078 0.021* 0.304 0.011* 0.321 0.080 0.031*
Education          
   ≤ 6 years   60.5 57.3 69.4 46.8 54.0 72.0 60.3 57.8
   7–12 years   81.6 81.5 85.6 54.6 65.3 85.9 71.0 65.1
   > 12 years   81.7 72.2 91.1 58.9 63.8 80.6 81.5 76.4
  P (sig.) 0.000*** 0.014* 0.002** 0.107 0.049* 0.022* 0.267 0.032*
Work Status          
   Retired   62.0 68.3 78.5 49.9 57.0 79.1 69.9 62.2
   Employed/Farming   72.4 57.4 77.7 50.7 60.0 78.2 59.8 61.8
   Keeping House   58.6 56.3 61.9 47.3 52.4 64.5 58.5 54.8
  P (sig.) 0.013* 0.159 0.004** 0.788 0.375 0.031* 0.180 0.226
  1. *** P <0.001, ** P <0.01, * P <0.05 according to Mann-Whitney or Kruskal-Wallis test.
  2. Abbreviations: PF = Physical Functioning, RP = Role Physical, BP = Bodily Pain, GH = General Health, VT = Vitality, SF = Social Functioning, RE = Role Emotional, MH = Mental Health