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Table 1 Frequency distribution of WHOQOL-Bref items*

From: Profile of subjective quality of life and its correlates in a nation-wide sample of high school students in an Arab setting using the WHOQOL-Bref

Highly satisfied**: Moderate satisfaction**: Bare satisfaction**: Dissatisfied**:
Item % Item % Item % Item% %
Ability to get around 85.3 Self-satisfaction 68.2 Overall QOL 63.9 Ability to concentrate 40.7
Condition of place of living 74.9 Transport 73.7 No physical pain 60.8 Leisure opportunity 45.6
Need for treatment 74.5 Health 65.8 Enjoyment of life 50.6 No negative feeling 18.4
Money 76.7 Safety 70.2 Physical environment 54.8   
   Personal relations 72.2 Bodily appearance 63.5   
   Energy 72.5 Available information for health 54.6   
   Friends' support 67.8 Activities of daily living 57.5   
   Access health services 67.2 Sexual feeling(63.6); 63.6   
     Life meaningful(57.4); 57.4   
     Sleep 55.4   
  1. * Because of missing data, N was variously: 4407 - 4458
  2. ** Operational definition: We quantified satisfaction with each item as at least 50% of respondents in the sample positively appreciating the item (i.e., proportion of subjects in the group who rated satisfaction for the item as "satisfied" or "very satisfied"); dissatisfaction (<50% were satisfied/very satisfied with item); bare satisfaction (50 - 65%); moderate satisfaction (66 - 74%); and highly satisfied (≥ 75%)[51, 56]