Table 3: Self-rated health-related quality of life (HRQoL) by sociodemography in 12–18-year-old school children in Fiji.

HRQoLPhysicalPsychosocialEmotionalSocialSchool

Sex
 GirlsMean (SD)70.79 (12.69)75.00 (16.21)68.64 (13.61)59.63 (16.75)76.93 (18.02)69.56 (16.69)
 Boys Mean (SD)75.98 (13.15)82.05 (16.83)72.80 (14.02)68.36 (16.63)79.68 (17.98)70.49 (16.79)
 Girls versus boysP 0.0000.0000.0000.0000.0000.016
 Girls < boys (%)6.838.595.7112.773.451.32
Cohen’s d 0.400.430.30 0.520.150.06

Age
 12–14 yMean (SD)72.94 (14.22)76.37 (18.20)71.22 (14.96)64.95 (17.93)76.59 (19.06)72.37 (17.95)
 15–18 yMean (SD)73.35 (12.67)79.17 (16.18)70.32 (13.49)63.19 (16.92)78.94 (17.54)68.94 (16.07)
 12–14 y versus 15–18 yP NS0.0000.0030.0000.0000.000
 Young < old (%)0.563.54−1.28−2.792.98−4.98
Cohen’s d 0.030.16 0.06 0.100.13 0.20

Ethnicity
 Indigenous FijianMean (SD)70.52 (13.43)76.70 (19.00)67.24 (13.85)63.16 (17.43)73.17 (18.65)65.41 (16.37)
 Indo-FijianMean (SD)75.26 (12.67)79.15 (15.20)73.30 (13.53)64.17 (17.01)82.17 (16.70)73.71 (16.23)
 OtherMean (SD)74.83 (11.96)82.33 (13.49)70.83 (13.31)63.77 (17.99)78.61 (16.45)70.13 (15.72)
 Indig.F versus Indo-FP 0.0000.0050.0000.0010.0000.000
Indig.F < Indo-F (%)6.303.108.271.5710.9511.26
Cohen’s d 0.360.140.440.060.510.51
 Indig.F versus othersP 0.0000.0000.000NS0.0000.000
Indig.F < others (%)5.766.845.070.966.926.73
Cohen’s d 0.340.340.260.030.310.29

Household size
 1–5 personsMean (SD)74.40 (12.96)78.89 (16.21)72.10 (13.88)64.58 (17.13)80.15 (17.71)71.68 (16.61)
 6–16 personsMean (SD)71.92 (13.23)77.67 (17.52)68.89 (13.84)62.57 (17.25)76.12 (18.22)68.14 (16.64)
 1–5 p versus 6–16 pP 0.0000.0240.0000.0000.0000.000
1–5 p < 6–16 p (%)−3.33−1.55−4.43−3.10−5.03−4.95
Cohen’s d −0.19−0.07−0.23−0.12−0.22−0.21

SD: standard deviation.
NS: .
Cohen’s specifies magnitude of difference between groups; values of 0.20 nominated as small, 0.5 as medium, and 0.8 as large.