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Table 3 Patient-related outcome by SF-36 physical and mental health components in younger and older men with distal radius

From: Patient-related outcome, fracture displacement and bone mineral density following distal radius fracture in young and older men

  Age  
< 65 years ≥ 65 years p-value
Physical Component Scale (PCS)
 6–8 weeks 43 ± 8 (21–60) 37 ± 7 (25–47) < 0.001
 6 months 51 ± 7 (31–62) 41 ± 11 (16–56) < 0.001
 12 months 52 ± 8 (28–62) 42 ± 12 (15–57) < 0.001
Mental Component Scale (MCS)
 6–8 weeks 51 ± 11 (14–71) 44 ± 14 (15–64) 0.022
 6 months 52 ± 9 (14–62) 46 ± 13 (21–64) 0.023
 12 months 52 ± 8 (14–65) 50 ± 12 (27–65) 0.789
  1. Reported values are xx (SD) and (min-max). Reference values (DK) men < 65 PCS: 54–48 MCS: 54
  2. Men > 65 PCS: 47–44 MCS: 57–54