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Table 2 The SF-36 scores by gender

From: Health-related quality of life in infertile couples receiving IVF or ICSI treatment

  Male (n = 514) Female (n = 514) P* Normative data for males** Normative data for females**
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD)   Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
PF 86.7 (20.9) 80.6 (21.8) < 0.0001 87.8 (19.0) 82.9 (22.1)
RP 78.3 (31.0) 72.0 (33.3) 0.002 73.8 (36.4) 66.5 (39.1)
BP 77.4 (16.8) 69.1 (20.2) < 0.0001 82.7 (23.4) 76.4(26.2)
GH 71.0 (17.1) 66.1 (18.1) < 0.0001 70.2 (19.6) 65.0 (20.8)
SF 76.4 (21.9) 72.6 (22.8) 0.007 78.0 (23.5) 74.2 (25.1)
RE 73.0 (35.6) 65.4 (38.6) 0.001 70.1 (39.7) 61.4 (42.4)
VT 66.2 (17.6) 59.2 (18.5) < 0.0001 68.9 (16.2) 62.9 (17.8)
MH 67.2 (17.8) 61.6 (19.6) < 0.0001 69.2 (17.1) 65.0 (18.6)
  1. * Derived from two independent samples t-test.
  2. ** Data for the general population aged 15 and above [11].
  3. PF: physical functioning, RP: role physical, BP: bodily pain, GH: general health, SF: social functioning, RE: role emotional, VT: vitality, MH: mental health.