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Table 1 Summary of items available for the construction of the SEI-HS, by dimension and source

From: Social Exclusion Index-for Health Surveys (SEI-HS): a prospective nationwide study to extend and validate a multidimensional social exclusion questionnaire

Items Netherlands Pubic Health Monitor (PHM) identified in prior research Items SCP index & Items in the routine public health survey 2012 Excluded in OVERALS analysis
Dimension 1: Limited social participation
 *PHM1.I experience a general sense of emptiness #a SCP1. I feel cut off from other people PHM1. I experience a general sense of emptiness #  
 *PHM2. There is always someone I can talk to about my day-to-day problems #a SCP 2. There are people with whom I can have a good conversation PHM2. There is always someone I can talk to about my day-to-day problems #  
 *PHM3. There are plenty of people I can lean on when I have problems #a   PHM3. There are plenty of people I can lean on when I have problems #  
 *PHM4. I miss the pleasure of the company of others #a   PHM4. I miss the pleasure of the company of others #  
 *PHM5. I often feel rejected #a   PHM5. I often feel rejected #  
 *PHM6. I miss having people around #a   PHM6. I miss having people around # Yes
 *PHM7: There are enough people I feel close to #a   PHM7: There are enough people I feel close to # Yes
  SCP 3. There are people who genuinely understand me   
 *PHM8. Little contact with neighbours and people in the street $ SCP 4. I have contact with neighbours PHM8. Little contact with neighbours and people in the street $  
Dimension 2: Material deprivation
 *PHM9. Had difficulty past year getting by on the household income #   PHM9. Had difficulty past year getting by on the household income #  
  *SCP 5. I have enough money to heat my home SCP5. I have enough money to heat my home  
  *SCP 6. I have enough money for club memberships SCP6. I have enough money for club memberships  
  *SCP 7. I have enough money to visit others SCP7. I have enough money to visit others  
  *SCP 8. I have enough money to meet unexpected expenses SCP8. I have enough money to meet unexpected expenses Yes
Dimension 3: Inadequate access to basic social rights
 *PHM10. People in this neighbourhood generally do not get along with each other $ SCP 9. We all get on well in our neighbourhood PHM10. People in this neighbourhood generally do not get along with each other $  
 PHM11. The people in my neighbourhood help each other $    
 PHM12. People in this neighbourhood can be trusted $    
 PHM13. I prefer not to socialise with people in my neighbourhood $    
 *PHM14. Degree of satisfaction with housing $ SCP 10. I am satisfied with the quality of my home PHM14. Degree of satisfaction with housing $  
 PHM15. Feeling unsafe during the day $    
 PHM16. Feeling unsafe in the evening and at night $    
  *SCP 11. I didn’t receive a medical or dental treatment SCP 11. I didn’t receive a medical or dental treatment  
Dimension 4: Lack of normative integration
  *SCP 12. I give to good causes SCP 12. I give to good causes  
  *SCP 13. I sometimes do something for my neighbours SCP 13. I sometimes do something for my neighbours  
  *SCP 14. I put glass items in the bottle bank SCP 14. I put glass items in the bottle bank  
  *SCP 15. Work is just a way of earning money SCP 15. Work is just a way of earning money  
  1. *Item included in the routine public health survey 2012
  2. #Netherlands Pubic Health Monitor (PHM) mandatory [41]
  3. $PHM optional [41]
  4. &Vrooman and Hoff [34]
  5. aDe Jong Gierveld J, Kamphuis FH (1985) The development of a Rasch-type loneliness-scale. Appl Psychol Meas 9: 289–299. doi: 10.1177/014662168500900307