Table 5.

Comparisons by Gender and PAD Status of SF-36 Quality of Life Scores

Entire Cohort (n = 403)PAD only (n = 67)no PAD only (n = 336)
Female N = 208 mean (SD)Male N = 195 mean (SD)P ValueFemale N = 33 mean (SD)Male N = 34 mean (SD)P ValueFemale N = 175 mean (SD)Male N = 161 mean (SD)P Value
8 Subgroup Scores:
    Physical functioning52.8 (28.1)57.3 (31.9)*37.5 (26.4)52.4 (32.5).0455.7 (27.9)58.3 (31.8)>.20
    Role physical index41.3 (42.1)39.4 (41.6)>.2020.7 (34.0)31.6 (41.9)>.2045.1 (42.4)41.1 (41.5)>.20
    Bodily pain54.4 (27.7)53.3 (29.6)>.2044.7 (26.8)57.0 (28.4)*56.3 (27.6)52.5 (29.9)>.20
    General health54.1 (23.2)50.0 (21.2)*43.8 (22.4)55.1 (23.4).0556.1 (22.9)49.0 (20.6).003
    Vitality50.5 (25.9)48.5 (26.9)>.2044.7 (22.6)54.0 (25.4)*51.6 (26.4)47.3 (27.2)*
    Social functioning index71.3 (27.2)67.5 (30.3)*64.0 (25.5)72.4 (27.7)*72.6 (27.3)66.5 (30.8).05
    Role emotional index58.6 (43.3)62.6 (41.9)>.2049.5 (42.6)67.6 (42.2)*60.3 (43.3)61.5 (41.9)>.20
    Mental health index70.3 (22.1)70.8 (23.7)>.2070.9 (22.1)78.6 (21.4)*70.2 (22.1)69.1 (23.9)>.20
2 Summary Measures:
    Physical component score36.6 (11.2)36.4 (11.7)>.2029.5 (8.8)34.6 (11.4).0537.9 (11.2)36.7 (11.8)>.20
    Mental component score48.8 (12.5)48.4 (12.5)>.2049.0 (12.5)53.0 (11.7)*48.8 (12.6)47.5 (12.5)>.20
  • * P > .05 < .20.