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Table 6 Effects of respiratory symptoms on the scores of SF-36v2 subscales

From: Validation of the Mongolian version of the SF-36v2 questionnaire for health status assessment of Mongolian adults

SF-36v2 subscales (n = 705) Q1: Does the weather affect your cough? Q2: Do you ever cough up sputum from your chest when you don’t have a cold? Q3: Do you usually cough up sputum from your chest first thing in the morning? Q4: How frequently do you wheeze? Q5: Do you have or had any allergy?
Yes No No cough Yes No Yes No Occasionally or more often Never Yes No
PF 60.6 ± 24.7 65.0 ± 25.8 67.9 ± 27.1** 57.8 ± 25.0 66.3 ± 25.6**** 56.2 ± 25.4 65.9 ± 25.1**** 60.7 ± 24.8 64.8 ± 26.0* 60.8 ± 25.0 63.7 ± 25.8
RP 62.5 ± 24.9 68.3 ± 25.8 69.2 ± 28.7* 60.3 ± 25.3 68.8 ± 26.2**** 57.9 ± 27.0 68.2 ± 25.2**** 64.6 ± 25.3 65.8 ± 26.7 60.6 ± 26.6 66.3 ± 25.9*
RE 64.9 ± 25.4 69.2 ± 25.3 72.2 ± 27.8 62.3 ± 26.4 71.2 ± 25.3**** 61.0 ± 27.8 70.0 ± 24.9**** 66.8 ± 25.4 68.1 ± 26.5 62.8 ± 27.9 68.7 ± 25.5*
BP 55.2 ± 23.5 61.2 ± 26.2* 37.6 ± 27.0**** 55.2 ± 24.2 62.2 ± 25.8*** 53.0 ± 23.8 61.7 ± 25.5**** 55.1 ± 22.7 62.2 ± 26.5*** 51.6 ± 23.5 61.2 ± 25.4****
GH 48.4 ± 21.9 51.6 ± 21.6 57.5 ± 22.9**** 46.3 ± 22.4 54.5 ± 21.6**** 44.9 ± 23.2 53.6 ± 21.5**** 47.9 ± 21.1 53.5 ± 22.6*** 43.9 ± 20.7 53.0 ± 22.3****
VT 59.4 ± 18.9 61.7 ± 20.1 63.3 ± 18.9 57.6 ± 18.9 63.1 ± 19.1*** 57.2 ± 20.0 62.3 ± 18.8*** 59.5 ± 18.5 61.8 ± 19.5 55.3 ± 20.3 62.1 ± 18.7***
SF 72.5 ± 22.1 76.3 ± 24.2 78.4 ± 22.8 71.4 ± 23.7 77.0 ± 21.9*** 71.8 ± 24.1 75.8 ± 22.3* 72.7 ± 22.3 76.1 ± 22.8* 69.8 ± 24.7 75.8 ± 22.2***
MH 68.1 ± 19.4 68.3 ± 21.1 72.2 ± 17.3** 66.5 ± 20.5 70.9 ± 18.4*** 67.4 ± 20.5 69.8 ± 19.0 67.3 ± 19.0 70.3 ± 19.4* 64.8 ± 21.1 70.1 ± 18.9***
  1. Data are presented as mean ± SD
  2. SF-36v2 subscales: PF physical functioning, RP role limitations due to physical health problems, RE role limitations due to emotional problems, BP bodily pain, GH general health perceptions, VT vitality, SF social functioning, MH mental health
  3. * P < 0.05; ** P < 0.01; *** P < 0.005; **** P < 0.0001 vs subjects who answered “yes” (“Occasionally or more” for Q4)