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Table 3 Prevalence of normal/poor (at risk status for impaired) QOL by gender*

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

  All study participants Boys' QOL Girls' QOL Statistics
QOL Domains Normal
%
Poor
%
Age adjusted
**[95% C.I.]
Normal
%
Poor
%
Age adjusted
**[95% C.I.]
Normal
%
Poor
%
Age adjusted**
[95% C.I.]
Plevel
Boys vs.
Girls
Physical health
N = 4276;
Boys 2073
Girls 2203
82.1 17.9 21.1
[20.9-21.3]
85.4 14.6 15.9
[15.7 - 16.1]
79.0 21.0 27.1
[26.8-27.4]
0.0001
Psycholo-gical
N = 4322
Boys 2091
84.2 15.8 19.2
[19.0 - 19.4
88.1 11.9 12.9
[12.7 - 13.1]
80.5 19.5 25.5
[25.2-25.8]
0.0001
Social relations
N = 4273
Boys 2091
81.2 18.8 20.1
[19.9 - 20.3]
82.5 17.5 17.8
[17.6 - 18.0]
80.0 20.0 23.7
[23.4-23.9]
0.035
Environ-ment
N = 4223
Boys 2031
84.3 15.7 18.7
[18.5 - 18.9]
87.7 12.3 15.7
[15.5 - 15.9]
81.2 18.8 21.5
[21.3-21.8]
0.0001
General facet
N = 4456
Boys 2164
87.1 12.9 15.9
[15.8 - 16.1]
88.8 11.2 13.4
[13.2 - 13.6]
85.6 14.4 18.2
[17.9-18.4]
0.0001
  1. * As defined by scores < 1SD population mean (see last row of Table 2 by gender) for each domain
  2. ** Prevalence rates were adjusted to the 2007 Kuwaiti population to estimate the number of children with at risk status for poor QOL at the ages that were studied in the general population