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Table 6 SF-12 quality of life scores in the patient questionnaire population

From: Management of osteoporosis and associated quality of life in post menopausal women

    PCS score MCS score
  N = Missing data Mean ± SD Mean ± SD
By fracture history   
Fractures < 6 months N = 526 12 42.74 ± 7.55 43.14 ± 10.43
Fractures >6 months N = 63 3 43.51 ± 8.14 43.89 ± 11.63
No osteoporotic fracture N = 575 12 48.20 ± 7.48 45.48 ± 9.82
TOTAL N = 1,217 28 45.53 ± 7.97 44.35 ± 10.24
    p ≤ 0.001 p = 0.001
By fracture site (in fractures < 6 months)   
Spine N = 200 4 40.70 ± 7.10 41.90 ± 10.47
Wrist N = 185 5 45.58 ± 7.12 44.74 ± 9.98
Upper arm N = 17 1 46.99 ± 8.00 45.45 ± 9.68
Hip N = 35 0 40.77 ± 7.10 43.21 ± 10.76
Others N = 85 2 41.03 ± 7.23 42.13 ± 11.04
    p ≤ 0.001 p = 0.079
By presence of pain   
Pain N = 647 14 42.48 ± 7.14 42.57 ± 10.39
No pain N = 555 14 49.15 ± 7.29 46.47 ± 9.54
    p ≤ 0.001 p ≤ 0.001
By physician speciality   
GPs N = 784 94 45.22 ± 7.63 44.73 ± 10.07
Rheumatologists N = 276 14 44.06 ± 8.42 43.83 ± 10.48
Gynaecologists N = 157 5 49.69 ± 7.57 43.30 ± 10.62
TOTAL N = 1217 28 45.53 ± 7.97 44.35 ± 10.24
    p ≤ 0.001 p = 0.223
  1. PCS: physical component summary; MCS: mental component summary. Between group differences were determined with the Kruskal-Wallis test.