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Table 3 The SF-36 dimension scores of different Chinese populations [Mean (SD)]

From: Health related quality of life measured by SF-36: a population-based study in Shanghai, China

Dimension Shanghai Hangzhou10 Sichuan9 Hong Kong22 Taiwan23 American Chinese21 American24 Canadian25
  (N = 919) (N = 1688) (N = 2249) (N = 2410) (N = 1191) (N = 156) (N = 2474) (N = 9423)
  Mean(SD) 95%CI        
PF 89.7(14.8) 88.8, 90.7 82.2(19.8) 90.6(15.4) 91.8(12.9) 92.6(11.5) 79.4(23.4) 84.2(23.3) 85.8(20.0)
RP 93.8(22.6) 92.3, 95.2 81.2(33.6) 79.5(34.7) 82.4(31.0) 83.6(28.9) 67.5(37.3) 81.0(34.0) 82.1(33.2)
BP 94.6(13.8) 93.7, 95.5 81.5(20.5) 85.6(18.4) 84.0(21.9) 82.4(16.8) 62.3(21.9) 75.2(23.7) 75.6(23.0)
GH 68.8(19.4) 67.5, 70.0 56.7(20.2) 69.6(21.3) 56.0(20.2) 67.5(18.2) 58.8(22.7) 72.0(20.3) 77.0(17.7)
VT 71.8(18.3) 70.6, 73.0 52.0(20.9) 70.3(17.1) 60.3(18.7) 65.3(15.2) 59.0(20.3) 60.9(21.0) 65.8(18.0)
SF 94.3(12.1) 93.5, 95.1 83.0(17.8) 86.9(17.3) 91.2(16.5) 79.4(16.0) 75.1(22.7) 83.3(22.7) 86.2(19.8)
RE 95.1(20.6) 93.8, 96.5 84.4(32.4) 76.5(38.5) 71.7(38.4) 71.3(37.0) 61.2(43.7) 81.3(33.0) 84.0(31.7)
MH 81.8(14.7) 80.8, 82.7 59.7(22.7) 72.7(16.8) 72.8(16.6) 68.4(14.7) 63.9(20.4) 74.7(18.0) 77.5(15.3)