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Table 3 HRQOL (SF-36) mean values in reference and different fracture groups at seven-year follow-up

From: Health-related quality of life after vertebral or hip fracture: a seven-year follow-up study

SF-36 Reference group
n = 804
Vertebral group
n = 42
Hip group
n = 25
p-value*
PF 62.7 (26.7)a 50.4 (25.9) 58.2 (21.1) p 1 = 0.004 p 2 = 0.404
RP 55.9 (44.9) 27.4 (37.8) 41.0 (39.4) p 1<0.001 p 2 = 0.075
BP 59.0 (27.5) 41.6 (23.5) 60.6 (26.7) p 1<0.001 p 2 = 0.777
GH 58.2 (22.8) 55.8 (24.4) 65.4 (17.6) p 1 = 0.515 p 2 = 0.055
VT 58.0 (25.4) 48.0 (25.1) 63.2 (18.1) p 1 = 0.013 p 2 = 0.173
SF 77.3 (26.3) 67.0 (28.3) 83.0 (18.4) p 1 = 0.013 p 2 = 0.145
RE 71.3 (40.6) 54.0 (45.4) 80.0 (33.3) p 1 = 0.020 p 2 = 0.212
MH 74.7 (21.0) 71.2 (22.3) 82.7 (12.7) p 1 = 0.296 p 2 = 0.005
  1. PF: Physical Functioning, RP: Role-Physical, BP: Bodily Pain, GH: General Health, VT: Vitality,
  2. SF: Social Functioning, RE: Role-Emotional, MH: Mental Health.
  3. a Values in parentheses correspond to standard deviations.
  4. *Significant tests: unpaired t-test
  5. p 1 comparison between vertebral and reference groups
  6. p 2 comparison between hip and reference groups
  7. Significance level p < 0.05 is given in bold.