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Table 4 OLS estimation: SF12 computed on the US-weighting for mental and physical health using the 2006 sample and the pooled 2012/13 sample

From: Validation of the SF12 mental and physical health measure for the population from a low-income country in sub-Saharan Africa

 (1)(2)(3)(4)
SF12
PH US Covariates
SF12
PH US Standardised coefficient values
SF12
MH US Covariates
SF12
MH US Standardised coefficient values
Model (1) SF12 PH and MH US-weighted regressed on the Health variables using the 2006 sample
 HIV Status−3.108***−0.071−2.541**− 0.057
(1.204) (1.223) 
 Subjective Wellbeing4.233***0.4012.343***0.219
(0.272) (0.263) 
 Constant39.409*** 43.733*** 
(2.233) (2.297) 
 Observations2069206920692069
 CovariatesYESYESYESYES
 RegionYESYESYESYES
 R-squared0.2230.2230.0910.091
Model (2) SF12 PH and MH US-weighted regressed on the Health variables using the 2012/13 sample
 Normal Weight0.6740.0340.5440.026
(0.452) (0.458) 
 Overweight0.1120.0040.8840.029
(0.592) (0.645) 
 Obese−1.342−0.0290.1700.004
(0.959) (0.988) 
 Cognitive Test Score0.118***0.0660.162***0.088
(0.038) (0.038) 
 Average Grip Strength0.126***0.0840.066**0.043
(0.030) (0.031) 
 PhQ9 Depression Scale−0.227***−0.085−0.624***−0.225
(0.086) (0.084) 
 GAD7 Anxiety Scale−1.321***−0.379− 1.603***− 0.445
(0.113) (0.110) 
 Subjective Wellbeing2.064***0.2120.568***0.057
(0.179) (0.186) 
 Constant50.200*** 45.184*** 
(2.129) (2.155) 
 Observations2091209120912091
 CovariatesYESYESYESYES
 YearYESYESYESYES
 RegionYESYESYESYES
 R-squared0.4950.4950.4850.485
  1. The outcome variable is in (1) and (2) the SF12 US-weighted physical health measure and in (3) and (4), the SF12 US-weighted mental health measure for the Malawian population. In columns (2) and (4) are the standardised beta-coefficients presented. Model (1) presents findings from the analysis on the 2006 sample. Model (2) presents findings from the analysis on the 2012/13 sample. We control for year and region effects, and covariates. Robust standard errors in parentheses; *** p < 0.01, ** p < 0.05, * p < 0.1