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Table 3 Correlations between different variables and Perceived Stress levels

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 − 0.030 0.66 0.065 0.55 − 0.092 0.28
Age − 0.124 0.007 − 0.033 0.77 − 0.151 0.08
Unemployment 0.107 0.11 0.157 0.15 0.040 0.97
Smoking 0.043 0.53 − 0.065 0.56 0.016 0.85
Longstanding illness 0.045 0.51 0.095 0.40 − 0.161 0.61
Serious life events 0.401 < 0.0001 0.427 < 0.0001 − 0.014 0.87
Self-reported health 0.234 < 0.0001 − 0.157 0.16 0.293 0.001
Self-reported economic crisis 0.288 0.0001 0.269 0.01 0.071 0.41
Hope for the future 0.014 0.84 − 0.472 < 0.0001 0.239 < 0.005
HAD: Anxiety 0.585 < 0.0001 0.644 < 0.0001 0.517 < 0.0001
HAD: Depression 0.501 < 0.0001 0.510 < 0.0001 0.406 < 0.0001
Cortisol value − 0.012 0.86 − 0.013 0.91 0.094 0.30
  1. r-value measured by Spearman’s rho
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