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Table 2 Correlations between different variables and perceived health

From: Stress and perceived health among primary care visitors in two corners of Europe: Scandinavia and Greece

Variable Total population N = 224 Greece
N = 84
Scandinavia
N = 140
r-value p-value r-value p-value r-value p-value
Sex − 0.070 0.31 0.064 0.57 − 0.187 0.03
Age − 0.176 0.001 − 0.219 0.05 − 0.140 0.12
Unemployment 0.023 0.73 − 0.160 0.15 0.023 0.73
Smoking − 0.284 < 0.0001 − 0.261 0.02 0.097 0.27
Longstanding illness − 0.133 0.05 − 0.487 < 0.0001 0.140 0.11
Self-reported stress 0.226 0.001 − 0.157 0.16 0.293 < 0.0001
Serious life events 0.147 0.03 − 0.284 0.01 0.124 0.16
Self-reported economic crisis 0.112 0.10 − 0.322 0.03 0.119 0.17
Hope for the future 0.475 < 0.0001 − 0.289 < 0.009 0.385 < 0.0001
HAD: Anxiety 0.165 0.002 − 0.114 0.28 0.283 0.001
HAD: Depression 0.113 0.003 − 0.255 < 0.05 0.370 < 0.0001
Cortisol value − 0.084 0.32 0.093 0.41 − 0.024 0.78
  1. r-value measured by Spearman’s rho
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