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Table 4 Comparison of SF-36 Scores with alcohol use (number of patients = 946).

From: Association between alcohol consumption and symptom severity and quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia

SF-36a Alcohol consumption levelb P-value Adjusted P-valuec
  None
(n= 546)
Low
(n= 338)
Moderate
(n= 31)
Heavy
(n= 31)
  
Physical functioning 35.5 (21.5) 42.4 (22.4) 51.1 (23.2) 51.5 (22.9) <0.001 <0.001
Role-physical 7.0 (17.5) 9.5 (21.1) 11.3 (24.9) 8.1 (20.8) 0.18 0.32
Pain index 23.0 (14.5) 27.2 (14.9) 32.5 (12.9) 30.4 (15.1) <0.001 0.002
General health perceptions 35.7 (20.0) 41.1 (21.0) 43.5 (18.2) 43.0 (23.6) <0.001 0.02
Vitality 16.3 (15.6) 18.9 (17.0) 19.7 (17.0) 23.7 (15.8) 0.01 0.33
Social functioning 36.4 (25.0) 42.1 (24.3) 47.6 (24.5) 46.0 (25.9) <0.001 0.02
Role-emotional 45.0 (42.9) 48.9 (42.7) 45.2 (41.8) 46.2 (41.9) 0.62 0.91
Mental health index 55.5 (22.1) 58.4 (20.0) 60.8 (20.0) 59.9 (18.9) 0.13 0.51
Physical component summary 25.6 (7.1) 27.9 (7.8) 30.6 (8.1) 30.1 (9.0) <0.001 <0.001
Mental component summary 39.4 (12.0) 40.6 (11.4) 40.4 (11.0) 40.7 (12.4) 0.49 0.76
  1. SF-36, Short Form-36 Health Survey. aAll values are reported as mean (SD). bAlcohol consumption levels were defined as follows: none, 0 drinks/wk; low, ≤3 drinks/wk; moderate, >3 to 7 drinks/wk; heavy, >7 drinks/wk. cAfter adjusting for age, employment status, education level, body mass index and opioid use.