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Table 4 Comparison on physical and mental component summary of SF-36 between different etiologies (n = 110)

From: Changes in health-related quality of life and clinical implications in Chinese patients with chronic cough

Causes Cases PCS MCS
UACS 10 61.9 ± 5.2 58.3 ± 6.2
CVA 54 60.6 ± 4.7 57.8 ± 5.8
GERD 6 62.0 ± 5.3 57.8 ± 5.0
NAEB 10 59.6 ± 4.1 55.9 ± 6.3
PVC 9 60.5 ± 5.0 55.9 ± 5.8
Two causes 10 59.7 ± 6.3 56.4 ± 5.6
Others 11 57.6 ± 5.5 57.1 ± 4.4
F value   0.92 0.44
P value   0.48 0.85
  1. Abbreviation: CVA, cough variant asthma; UACS, upper airway cough syndrome; GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease; NAEB, nonasthmatic eosinophilic bronchitis; PVC, post virus cough; PCS, physical component summary; MCS, mental component summary