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Table 2 Comparison of SF-36 scores between left-behind wives and non-left-behind wives ( χ ¯ ±SD )

From: Health-related quality of life and influencing factors among rural left-behind wives in Liuyang, China

  Left-behind wives (n = 1893) Non-left-behind wives (n = 969) |Cohen’s d|
PF 86.35 ± 13.94 91.82 ± 11.70** 0.43
RP 59.57 ± 39.48 79.39 ± 35.39** 0.53
BP 70.32 ± 14.94 74.97 ± 15.51** 0.31
GH 59.15 ± 18.98 66.35 ± 18.11** 0.39
VT 63.79 ± 16.22 70.47 ± 15.45** 0.42
SF 76.87 ± 17.48 83.99 ± 15.66** 0.43
RE 55.54 ± 39.38 81.70 ± 30.23** 0.75
MH 62.74 ± 14.46 67.80 ± 14.53** 0.35
PCS 68.85 ± 16.60 78.13 ± 16.18** 0.57
MCS 64.73 ± 15.66 75.99 ± 13.04** 0.78
  1. **Significant difference between left-behind wives and non-left-behind wives, P < 0.01.
  2. PF: physical functioning; RP: role limitations caused by physical problems; BP: bodily pain; GH: general health perceptions; VT: vitality; SF: social functioning; RE: role limitations caused by emotional problems; MH: mental health; PCS: physical component summary; MCS: mental component summary.
  3. |Cohen’s d|: absolute value of Cohen’s d.