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Table 5 Fixed Effect estimation: (1) SF12 computed on the first and second factor and (2) SF12 computed on the US-weighting for mental and physical health using 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 1st FactorSF1s 2nd FactorSF12 PH USSF12 MH US
Normal Weight1.278**−1.0031.748**0.186
(0.636)(1.342)(0.868)(0.994)
Overweight1.2520.3451.1880.894
(1.055)(1.803)(1.345)(1.419)
Obese1.8494.104−0.0523.318
(1.884)(3.239)(2.465)(2.540)
Cognitive Test Score0.212***−0.0360.172***0.187***
(0.054)(0.084)(0.061)(0.068)
Average Grip Strength0.0470.0320.0640.011
(0.045)(0.076)(0.052)(0.060)
PhQ9 Depression Scale−0.324***−0.402***− 0.019−0.540***
(0.099)(0.154)(0.108)(0.121)
GAD7 Anxiety Scale−1.662***−0.794***−1.238***−1.547***
(0.123)(0.199)(0.140)(0.152)
Subjective Wellbeing1.274***−1.663***1.776***0.529**
(0.198)(0.348)(0.245)(0.270)
Constant38.882***−1.00345.008***35.619***
(5.338)(1.342)(6.630)(6.251)
Observations2091209120912091
Individuals1164116411641164
ControlsYESYESYESYES
YearYESYESYESYES
RegionYESYESYESYES
R-squared within0.4990.1130.2720.357
R-squared between0.6460.0620.5300.395
R-squared overall0.6050.0680.4620.378
  1. The outcome variable is in (1) the SF12 measure computed on the first factor loading, in (2) the SF12 measure computed on the second factor loadings for the Malawian population. The outcome variable is in (3) the SF12 US-weighted physical health measure and in (4) the SF12 US-weighted mental health measure for the Malawian population. We control for year and region effects, and covariates. Robust standard errors in parentheses; *** p < 0.01, ** p < 0.05, * p < 0.1