Table 5: Analysis of variance (ANOVA) examining group differences on SF-36 domain scores and summary component scores.

Demographic variableSF-36 domain valueSignificance

RaceaPCS1.2240.3
MCS1.0930.359
General health1.0910.36
Mental health1.6890.151

RegionbPCS0.180.91
MCS0.4570.713
General health (GH)0.4020.752
Mental health (MH)0.4180.74

Marital statuscPCS5.7590.000*
MCS0.8830.474
General health (GH)1.7710.133
Mental health (MH)1.0590.376

EducationdPCS2.8930.004*
MCS2.6080.008*
General health (GH)2.0830.036*
Mental health (MH)2.3790.016*

IncomeePCS2.0370.01*
MCS1.5620.076
General health (GH)1.8910.02*
Mental health (MH)1.2480.228

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PCS: Physical Component Summary score; MCS: Mental Component Summary score.
aWhite, African-American, Native American/Alaskan, Asian/Pacific Islander, Other.
bNortheast, Midwest, South, West.
cMarried, widowed, divorced, separated, never married.
dLess than high school, some high school, high school graduate or equivalent, some college, associate degree, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, professional degree, doctorate degree.
$5000, $5000–$7499, $7500–$9999, $10000–$12499, $12500–$14999, $15000–$19999, $20000–$24999, $25000–$29999, $30000–$34999, $35000–$39999, $40000–$49999, $50000–$59999, $60000–$74999, $75000–$84999, $85000–$99999, $100000–$124999, >$125000.