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Table 6 Mean SF-36 Scale and Component Summary Scores, by other measures of health and social situation. The F statistic associated with each comparison is indicated, together with minimum number of respondents in each cell (in brackets).

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

  PCS MCS PF RP BP GH VT SF RE MH
Presence of long term health condition or disability           
No (9549) 52.16 50.58 88.57 88.09 80.14 74.85 64.19 85.87 86.55 75.34
Yes (2771) 38.89 47.02 61.99 47.91 52.96 51.40 49.10 65.35 65.48 66.94
F(1,475) 1797.99 163.21 1324.59 1367.80 1621.36 1777.15 892.23 858.84 455.68 340.62
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If so, does condition limit ability to work?           
No (761) 47.69 49.20 80.13 75.08 70.20 65.01 58.66 79.67 78.80 72.31
Yes (1969) 35.76 46.23 56.05 38.30 46.92 46.57 45.72 60.36 60.98 65.08
Can do nothing (41) 28.00 45.10 31.05 22.33 37.13 37.61 41.20 51.72 44.01 61.01
F(2,460) 475.53 15.92 361.10 275.57 272.20 235.87 110.07 159.16 65.12 35.12
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Satisfaction with health           
Satisfied/mixed (11182) 50.22 50.40 84.65 82.24 76.19 71.88 62.43 83.26 84.14 74.65
Not satisfied (1018) 39.71 43.95 62.67 48.61 52.82 47.63 45.23 61.96 58.97 62.24
F(1,475) 501.04 204.52 391.67 477.58 516.14 672.21 503.83 435.33 250.56 270.29
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Satisfaction with life           
Satisfied/mixed (11937) 49.40 50.22 82.94 79.90 74.51 70.23 61.42 82.07 82.87 74.21
Dissatisfied (341) 43.99 37.17 69.34 53.93 56.02 49.22 40.10 53.42 51.37 50.20
F(1,475) 48.84 265.85 64.26 84.88 98.41 196.47 275.57 257.92 125.10 364.73
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Report that job stress makes physically ill           
Not agree, neither (6533) 51.82 51.12 89.11 87.80 79.22 74.59 64.24 86.25 88.23 76.08
Agree (1255) 49.89 44.72 84.90 76.61 71.08 65.19 53.41 74.52 70.55 66.04
F(1,472) 40.41 290.07 39.02 98.10 89.70 174.22 267.47 208.13 200.02 269.57
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Often Lonely           
Disagree/mixed (9506) 49.74 51.33 84.16 81.58 75.93 71.65 63.04 84.27 85.63 76.17
Agree (2454) 47.45 43.87 77.37 69.90 66.63 61.96 52.26 70.07 67.19 63.14
F(1,475) 63.52 722.01 100.92 147.99 196.06 315.39 486.49 514.90 424.96 763.49
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  1. Degrees of freedom for F statistics based on number of clusters (primary sampling units) and number of strata
  2. * p < .05, ** p < .01, *** p < .001