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PRIVATE MORTGAGE INSURANCE COMPANY DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
EXPLANATION OF NOTES FOR 1997 - 2002

THE NOTES FOR TABLE 1 AND TABLES 4 THROUGH 8 REFER TO THE DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS OF INDIVIDUAL PRIVATE MORTGAGE INSURANCE COMPANIES AND THE AGGREGATE TABLES FOR ALL PRIVATE MORTGAGE INSURANCE COMPANIES IN A METROPOLITAN STATISTICAL AREA. THE NOTES FOR TABLES 9 AND 10 REFER TO AGGREGATE TABLES ONLY. FOR CATEGORIZATION INTO GROUPS, PERCENTAGES WERE NOT ROUNDED. IF THERE ARE NO DATA REPORTED FOR A PARTICULAR TABLE, THAT TABLE HAS NOT BEEN PRINTED. PRIVATE MORTGAGE INSURANCE COMPANIES ONLY INSURE CONVENTIONAL HOME PURCHASE LOANS ON 1 TO 4 FAMILY PROPERTIES (INCLUDING REFINANCING). TABLES 2 AND 3 (WHICH RELATE TO LOANS PURCHASED AND LOANS SOLD) DO NOT APPEAR BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO PRIVATE MORTGAGE INSURANCE COMPANIES.

1. ALL CENSUS TRACT AND COUNTY DEFINITIONS AND POPULATION COUNTS ARE BASED ON THE 1990 CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING.

2. THE "INVALID GEOGRAPHIC IDENTIFIERS" ROW CONTAINS DATA FOR WHICH PRIVATE MORTGAGE INSURANCE COMPANIES REPORTED STATE OR COUNTY OR CENSUS TRACT NUMBERS THAT DID NOT CONFORM WITH 2000 CENSUS DEFINITIONS, OR FOR WHICH THE COMPANY DID NOT REPORT THIS INFORMATION. THE ROW FOR "INVALID MSA NUMBERS" CONTAINS DATA FOR WHICH THE COMPANY REPORTED INVALID MSA NUMBERS ACCORDING TO MSA BOUNDARIES AS DEFINED BY THE U.S. OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET.

3. IN AGGREGATE TABLE 1, PERCENTAGE MINORITY POPULATION ("%MIN POP") MEANS THE PERCENTAGE OF THE TOTAL POPULATION IN A PARTICULAR CENSUS TRACT CONSISTING OF THOSE OF NON-WHITE RACES, AND WHITES OF HISPANIC ORIGIN. PERCENTAGES ARE ROUNDED TO THE NEAREST FULL PERCENTAGE POINT.

4. IF TWO APPLICANTS FROM DIFFERENT MINORITY GROUPS ARE REPORTED, THEY ARE GROUPED BY THE RACE OF THE FIRST PERSON LISTED ON THE APPLICATION.

5. "JOINT" MEANS WHITE AND MINORITY GROUP CO-APPLICANTS.

6. "NOT AVAILABLE" INCLUDES SITUATIONS WHERE DATA WERE NOT REQUIRED TO BE COLLECTED OR WERE OTHERWISE NOT REPORTED.

7. "JOINT" MEANS CO-APPLICANTS OF THE OPPOSITE GENDER.

8. APPLICANTS ARE CATEGORIZED BY THE RATIO OF THEIR REPORTED INCOME TO THE MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME OF THE MSA. THE MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME OF THE MSA IS BASED ON ESTIMATES DEVELOPED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD), WHICH ARE UPDATED ANNUALLY. THE FIGURE FOR THE MSA IS THE HUD ESTIMATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR THAT CORRESPONDS TO THE YEAR FOR WHICH THE LOAN/APPLICATION DATA ARE REPORTED.

9. THE TYPE OF CENSUS TRACT IS BASED ON DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION FROM THE 1990 CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING. IT IS NOT BASED ON REPORTED APPLICANT CHARACTERISTICS.

10. "MINORITY" MEANS ALL NON-WHITE RACES AND WHITES OF HISPANIC ORIGIN.

11. THE LOW-INCOME CATEGORY CONSISTS OF CENSUS TRACTS WHERE THE MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME IS LESS THAN 50 PERCENT OF THE MEDIAN MSA INCOME, BASED ON THE 2000 CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING. THE MODERATE-INCOME CATEGORY CONSISTS OF CENSUS TRACTS WHERE THE MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME IS AT LEAST 50 PERCENT AND LESS THAN 80 PERCENT OF THE MEDIAN MSA INCOME. THE MIDDLE-INCOME CATEGORY CONSISTS OF CENSUS TRACTS WHERE THE MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME IS AT LEAST 80 PERCENT AND LESS THAN 120 PERCENT OF THE MEDIAN MSA INCOME. THE UPPER-INCOME CATEGORY CONSISTS OF CENSUS TRACTS WHERE THE MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME IS 120 PERCENT OR MORE OF THE MEDIAN MSA INCOME.

12. IN TABLE 3, THE TOTAL LOAN NUMBER AND DOLLAR AMOUNT FOR EACH TYPE OF PURCHASER MAY INCLUDE THOSE LOANS WHERE INFORMATION CONCERNING THE APPLICANT OR THE CENSUS TRACT CHARACTERISTICS WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THIS FOOTNOTE IS NOT APPLICABLE FOR PRIVATE MORTGAGE INSURANCE COMPANIES.

13."TOTAL" INCLUDES BOTH THOSE CASES WHERE GENDER WAS REPORTED AND THOSE WHERE THIS INFORMATION WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

14. "APPLICATIONS RECEIVED" EQUALS THE TOTAL NUMBERS OF LOANS ORIGINATED, APPLICATIONS APPROVED BUT NOT ACCEPTED, APPLICATIONS DENIED AND WITHDRAWN, AND FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS.

15. THIS INCLUDES CENSUS TRACTS WITH NO REPORTED INCOME AND CENSUS TRACTS IN PUERTO RICO FOR WHICH NEITHER INCOME NOR RACE DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION WAS AVAILABLE FROM CENSUS DATA.

16. "TOTAL" INCLUDES CASES WHERE MULTIPLE REASONS FOR DENIAL WERE REPORTED. THE COLUMN SHOWING THE REASON FOR DENIAL AS "MORTGAGE INSURANCE DENIED" IS NOT PRINTED IN THE TABLE 8 SERIES FOR PRIVATE MORTGAGE INSURANCE COMPANIES. 

17. CENSUS TRACTS ARE GROUPED ACCORDING TO MEDIAN AGE. BECAUSE THE CENSUS DATA ON HOUSING STOCK AGE ARE CATEGORIZED IN INTERVALS OF SEVERAL YEARS, THE MEDIAN HOUSING STOCK AGE FOR A CENSUS TRACT IS DETERMINED BY CALCULATING THE MID-POINT OF THE INTERVAL IN WHICH THE MEDIAN UNIT FALLS. THE TRACTS ARE GROUPED IN THIS TABLE BY THE TIME PERIOD IN WHICH THE MEDIAN UNIT WAS BUILT.

18. FOR MSAS WITH MORE THAN ONE CITY NAME, MULTIPLE CENTRAL CITIES ARE INCLUDED.

19. "MSA LESS CENTRAL CITY" INCLUDES ALL CENSUS TRACTS OUTSIDE THE CENTRAL CITY (OR CITIES) BUT WITHIN THE MSA.

20. INCLUDES DATA ON LOANS IN THIS MSA FROM PRIVATE MORTGAGE INSURANCE COMPANIES WITH A HOME OR BRANCH OFFICE IN THIS MSA, AND FROM CERTAIN COMPANIES WITHOUT SUCH AN OFFICE.

21. THE "TRACT UNKNOWN" ROW CONTAINS DATA FOR WHICH PRIVATE MORTGAGE INSURANCE COMPANIES REPORTED TRACT NUMBERS THAT DID NOT CONFORM WITH 1990 CENSUS DEFINITIONS, OR FOR WHICH THE COMPANY DID NOT REPORT THIS INFORMATION.

22. THE "COUNTY UNKNOWN" ROW CONTAINS DATA FOR WHICH PRIVATE MORTGAGE INSURANCE COMPANIES REPORTED STATE AND COUNTY CODE COMBINATIONS THAT DID NOT CONFORM WITH 1990 CENSUS DEFINITIONS, OR FOR WHICH THE COMPANY DID NOT REPORT THE COUNTY.