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Table 2 Mean (Standard Deviation) SF-36 scores for the ShSt, the GP and the RA samples. Differences (95% confidence interval) between GP and ShSt and between RA and ShSt.

From: Health status of adults with Short Stature: A comparison with the normal population and one well-known chronic disease (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

SF-36 subscales Mean(SD) SF-36 scores Differences GP-ShSt Differences RA-ShSt
  ShSt n = 44 GP n = 264 RA n = 88 Mean diff (95%CI) p-value Mean diff (95%CI) p-value
Mental health 65(22) 81(14) 76(15) 15 (9 to 22) <0.001 11 (4 to 18) 0.003
Role emotional 74(31) 90(26) 77(37) 16 (6 to 26) 0.002 3 (-9 to 15) 0.663
Social functioning 65(26) 90(17) 76(24) 24 (16 to 33) <0.001 11 (2 to 20) 0.021
Vitality 41(16) 64(17) 47(20) 23 (18 to 28) <0.001 7 (0 to 13) 0.040
General health 51(23) 82(17) 54(24) 32 (24 to 39) <0.001 4 (-5 to 12) 0.403
Bodily pain 47(27) 79(24) 47(19) 31 (23 to 40) <0.001 -1 (-10 to 8) 0.884
Physical functioning 58(31) 93(13) 66(25) 34 (25 to 44) <0.001 8 (-3 to 18) 0.160
Role physical 60(30) 88(27) 47(40) 27 (17 to 37) <0.001 -13 (-25 to -1) 0.038
  1. ShSt: short stature, GP: general population, RA: rheumatoid arthritis