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Supplementary Table 2
|SF-12 index a||Percent reporting fair or poor health|
|Physical Component Summary Score||Mental Component Summary Score|
* All differences from estimates for privately insured population are statistically significant at P<.05 level.
a. The short form (SF-12) is an index of physical and mental health status based on answers to 12 questions about different aspects of health. The index was developed so that the average score for the adult U.S. population is 50. Higher scores indicate better health.
Source: HSC Community Tracking Study Household Survey, 1998-99
These results are linked to the analysis in Tu, Ha T. and Marie C. Reed, Options for Expanding Health Insurance for People with Chronic Conditions, Issue Brief No. 50, Center for Studying Health System Change, Washington, D.C. (February 2002).