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Table 4 Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory (MFI-20): Mean (SD) of the MFI-20 scales in living renal donors compared to the German general population separated by gender and age [15]

From: Gender disparity in health-related quality of life and fatigue after living renal donation

  Female Male
Age ≤39a Age 40–59 Age ≥ 60 Age ≤39a Age 40–59 Age ≥ 60
General Fatigue
 N 3 60 68 1 29 48
 Mean 7.67 11.16 8.96 17.0 9.21 7.65
 SD 2.52 4.74 4.43 4.09 3.70
 German reference (Mean) 7.7 8.7 10.8 6.6 8.0 10.1
p < 0.001 0.001 0.123 < 0.001
Physical Fatigue
 N 3 59 68 1 29 50
 Mean 8.0 9.7 7.91 11.0 8.08 7.5
 SD 4.58 4.52 3.36 3.74 3.26
 German reference (Mean) 6.8 8.2 11.1 6.1 7.6 10.3
p 0.014 < 0.001 0.495 < 0.001
Reduced Activity
 N 3 60 68 1 29 50
 Mean 6.33 9.09 7.63 15.0 7.91 7.66
 SD 2.08 4.37 3.48 3.9 3.54
 German reference (Mean) 7.1 8.2 10.5 6.4 7.6 10.3
p 0.121 < 0.001 0.674 < 0.001
Reduced Motivation
 N 3 60 68 1 29 50
 Mean 6.67 7.68 7.16 17.0 8.07 7.26
 SD 3.79 3.54 3.28 4.41 3.15
 German reference (Mean) 6.7 8.0 9.9 6.2 7.6 9.1
 Significance 0.484 < 0.001 0.571 < 0.001
Mental Fatigue
 N 3 60 68 1 29 50
 Mean 7.67 7.82 7.57 19.0 8.34 7.9
 SD 4.73 4.17 3.54 3.65 3.11
 German reference (Mean) 7.1 7.8 9.2 6.4 7.1 8.7
p 0.967 < 0.001 0.077 0.075
  1. aNo analysis of this group because of too small number of cases
  2. p significance, SD standard deviation