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Table 2 Association between the sociodemographic characteristics and the SF-12 scores

From: Validation of the Arabic version of the “12-item short-form health survey” (SF-12) in a sample of Lebanese adults

  PCS – SF12 MCS – SF12
Mean p-value Mean p-value
Gender
 Male 50.24 ± 9.04 0.981 44.65 ± 12.57 0.943
 Female 50.30 ± 8.85 45.35 ± 11.66
Marital status
 Single 50.65 ± 8.73 0.151 44.08 ± 12.25 0.047
 Married 49.27 ± 9.44 47.18 ± 11.75
Educational level*
 Illiterate 42.65 ± 4.48 0.001 39.22 ± 13.65 0.223
 Primary 48.44 ± 8.05 43.99 ± 12.05
 Complementary 46.66 ± 10.87 47.56 ± 10.82
 Secondary 48.54 ± 10.19 40.41 ± 15.32
 University 51.83 ± 7.84 45.33 ± 11.66
Employment status
 Employed 51.41 ± 7.74 0.307 44.74 ± 12.04 0.752
 Unemployed 49.49 ± 9.66 45.04 ± 12.31
Monthly salary*
 Low income (<1000$) 49.60 ± 9.49 0.198 44.02 ± 12.66 0.010
 Intermediate income (1000 – 2000 $) 52.14 ± 8.39 43.46 ± 11.51
 High income (>2000 $) 50.74 ± 7.17 49.86 ± 9.80
Physical illness
 Yes 46.03 ± 10.72 <0.001 44.68 ± 12.40 0.907
 No 52.18 ± 7.27 45.07 ± 12.09
Mental illness
 Yes 44.54 ± 10.06 <0.001 39.23 ± 12.49 <0.001
 No 52.99 ± 6.87 47.66 ± 11.05
  Correlation coefficient   Correlation coefficient  
 Age -0.228 <0.001 0.001 0.993
  1. Bonferroni Post-hoc corrections: -Association between education level and PCS scale: illiterate vs. primary level of education p = 1.000, illiterate vs. complementary level of education p = 1.000, illiterate vs. secondary level of education p = 1.000, illiterate vs. university level of education p = 0.721, primary vs. complementary level of education p = 1.000, primary vs. secondary level of education p = 1.000, primary vs. university level of education p = 1.000, complementary vs. secondary level of education p = 1.000, complementary vs. university level of education p = 0.006 and secondary vs. university level of education p = 0.493. -Association between monthly salary and MCS scale: Low vs. intermediate income p = 1.000, low vs. high income p = 0.016, intermediate vs. high income p = 0.039.