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Table 2 Means (M) and standard deviations (SD) on the subscales of the MOS-SF36 for the illiterates and literates of the first generation; and F-values after controlling for number of children, age, and own and partner's employment status.

From: Health and literacy in first- and second-generation Moroccan Berber women in the Netherlands: Ill literacy?

  First generation illiterate (N = 25) First generation literate (N = 25)
  M SD M SD F-value
Physical functioning 79.2 19.8 93.2 13.2 5.79*
Role limitation due to Physical problem 52.0 42.0 75.0 38.9 1.23
Pain 63.8 25.9 69.6 26.4 0.58
General Health perception 42.3 22.2 60.8 15.2 7.06 *
Vitality 50.0 21.4 60.2 14.9 3.25
Social functioning 77.5 19.1 83.0 16.5 0.14
Role limitation due to Emotional problem 62.7 45.5 74.7 40.0 0.46
Mental health 67.4 20.1 72.2 18.9 0.20
  1. * p < .05
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