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Table 3 Rotated principal components associations between the eight SF-36 scales and the mental and physical health components. Commonalities (h2) are also presented.

From: The validity of the SF-36 in an Australian National Household Survey: demonstrating the applicability of the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to examination of health inequalities

  Rotated principal components  
SF-36 scale Mental Physical h2
Physical Functioning .106 .842 0.72
Role Physical .278 .806 0.73
Bodily Pain .307 .771 0.69
General Health .475 .627 0.62
Vitality .744 .361 0.68
Social Functioning .709 .465 0.72
Role Emotional .714 .246 0.57
Mental Health .900 .079 0.82