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Table 11 SF-36v2 Norm Tables for Saudi Arabia – Age Groups – Female

From: Psychometric validation of a Saudi Arabian version of the sf-36v2 health survey and norm data for Saudi Arabia

  PF RP BP GH VT SF RE MH PCS MCS
15–29 Years
 Mean 49.13 46.70 49.78 50.16 48.98 46.20 42.17 46.99 50.60 44.52
 Std Dev 9.53 8.61 8.90 8.20 9.28 8.62 10.98 10.36 7.91 9.82
 Minimum 19.26 21.23 21.68 18.95 22.89 17.23 14.39 11.63 16.89 8.33
 25th Pctl 46.06 39.19 42.64 46.05 43.69 42.30 35.28 40.40 45.04 38.02
 50th Pctl 51.80 48.17 50.71 50.81 49.63 47.31 45.72 48.25 51.96 45.30
 75th Pctl 55.63 54.91 55.55 55.56 55.57 52.33 52.69 56.10 56.88 51.89
 Maximum 57.54 57.16 62.00 66.50 70.42 57.34 56.17 63.95 69.64 66.24
 N 1678 1672 1673 1678 1675 1677 1670 1675 1671 1671
 N Miss 0 6 5 0 3 1 8 3 7 7
 δ-USA unadj (95% CI) −3.78 (−4.73/ -2.83) −5.65 (−6.52/−4.78) −2.75 (− 3.67/ -1.84) −0.44 (−1.31/ 0.43) 0.93 (− 0.05/ 1.90) −3.51 (−4.43/ -2.59) −7.02 (−8.13/− 5.90) −0.71 (−1.78/ 0.35) −3.07 (− 3.87/ -2.27) −2.26 (−3.30/− 1.22)
 δ-USA DIF adj (95% CI) − 4.22 (− 5.13/− 3.31)    − 2.29 (−3.10/−1.49)    − 5.44 (−6.49/−4.38) −3.13 (− 4.23/− 2.03) −3.49 (−4.28/− 2.70) − 2.62 (−3.65/− 1.59)
30–44 Years
 Mean 48.36 45.99 48.59 49.38 47.88 45.12 41.48 46.10 49.77 43.61
 Std Dev 9.41 8.70 8.94 8.44 9.30 8.99 10.90 10.63 8.01 10.04
 Minimum 19.26 21.23 21.68 18.95 22.89 17.23 14.39 11.63 17.76 11.10
 25th Pctl 44.15 39.19 42.24 43.68 43.69 37.29 35.28 37.79 44.91 37.05
 50th Pctl 51.80 48.17 46.68 49.86 46.66 47.31 42.24 45.64 50.77 44.39
 75th Pctl 55.63 52.66 55.55 55.56 55.57 52.33 49.20 55.23 55.87 51.23
 Maximum 57.54 57.16 62.00 66.50 70.42 57.34 56.17 63.95 69.57 64.75
 N 880 879 881 881 878 881 878 878 876 876
 N Miss 1 2 0 0 3 0 3 3 5 5
 δ-USA unadj (95% CI) −3.65 (−4.67/ -2.63) −5.84 (−6.81/− 4.86) −2.31 (− 3.33/ -1.29) −1.01 (− 2.02/ -0.01) −0.75 (− 1.80/ 0.31) −4.73 (− 5.78/ -3.69) −8.11 (−9.30/−6.92) −2.72 (− 3.86/ -1.58) −2.41 (− 3.32/ -1.49) −4.49 (−5.61/− 3.36)
 δ-USA DIF adj (95% CI) − 4.17 (−5.16/− 3.18)    − 2.78 (− 3.73/− 1.84)    −6.46 (−7.60/− 5.31) −5.16 (− 6.33/− 3.99) − 2.85 (− 3.75/− 1.95) − 4.80 (− 5.93/− 3.68)
45–59 Years
 Mean 47.89 45.42 48.48 49.81 48.66 45.00 41.99 46.74 49.22 44.51
 Std Dev 9.28 8.81 9.38 8.21 9.58 8.85 10.35 10.12 8.14 9.37
 Minimum 19.26 21.23 21.68 23.71 22.89 17.23 14.39 11.63 21.40 14.76
 25th Pctl 42.23 39.19 42.24 44.31 43.69 37.29 35.28 39.10 43.68 39.03
 50th Pctl 51.80 45.93 50.71 50.81 46.66 47.31 45.72 48.25 50.49 45.31
 75th Pctl 55.63 52.66 55.55 55.56 55.57 52.33 49.20 53.48 55.78 51.49
 Maximum 57.54 57.16 62.00 66.50 70.42 57.34 56.17 63.95 68.07 64.24
 N 429 429 429 429 428 429 427 428 428 428
 N Miss 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 1
 δ-USA unadj (95% CI) 0.85 (−0.46/ 2.16) −2.42 (−3.74/ -1.10) 1.88 (0.56/ 3.20) 1.74 (0.45/ 3.03) 0.55 (− 0.79/ 1.89) −3.2 (−4.51/ -1.88) −6.22 (−7.66/ -4.77) −1.46 (−2.84/ -0.07) 2.06 (0.81/ 3.31) −4.23 (−5.58/− 2.89)
 δ-USA DIF adj (95% CI) 0.37 (−0.92/1.65)    −0.11 (−1.36/1.14)    −4.57 (− 5.98/−3.16) −3.84 (− 5.24/−2.43) 1.61 (0.36/2.85) −4.54 (− 5.88/− 3.19)
60+ Years
 Mean 46.27 42.98 46.12 48.79 46.66 43.88 40.57 45.97 47.08 43.64
 Std Dev 10.76 10.11 9.80 8.90 9.78 9.75 10.95 10.76 10.02 10.53
 Minimum 19.26 21.23 21.68 26.08 22.89 17.23 14.39 11.63 16.40 11.42
 25th Pctl 41.00 36.95 38.21 43.68 40.72 37.29 35.28 37.79 42.53 36.92
 50th Pctl 48.93 41.44 46.68 50.81 46.66 42.30 38.76 48.25 47.99 42.85
 75th Pctl 55.63 52.66 51.51 55.09 52.60 52.33 45.72 53.48 54.25 50.88
 Maximum 57.54 57.16 62.00 66.50 67.45 57.34 56.17 63.95 65.20 66.07
 N 168 167 168 168 168 168 167 168 167 167
 N Miss 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
 δ-USA unadj (95% CI) 3.18 (1.42/ 4.94) −2.27 (−3.97/−0.57) −0.54 (−2.09/ 1.01) −0.17 (−1.72/ 1.38) −3.2 (−4.76/−1.64) −5.16 (−6.72/ -3.60) −8.54 (−10.17/−6.91) −5.59 (−7.10/ -4.07) 3.17 (1.47/ 4.86) −8.94 (−10.48/−7.41)
 δ-USA DIF adj (95% CI) 2.76 (1.03/4.50)    −1.92 (−3.43/−0.41)    −6.84 (−8.44/−5.23) −7.99 (−9.52/−6.46) 2.75 (1.07/4.43) −9.25 (− 10.77/− 7.72)
  1. δ-USA unadj: Difference between Saudi and US SF-36v2 scores without adjustment
  2. δ-USA DIF adj: Difference between Saudi and US SF-36v2 scores with adjustment for differential item function
  3. 95% CI 95% confidence interval, PF Physical function, RP Role Physical, BP Bodily Pain, GH General Health, VT Vitality, SF Social Function, RE Role Emotional, MH Mental Health