Table 2

Spearman rank correlations between alcohol variables and mental distress for index persons and spousesa
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
1: Spousal mental distress -.02** .02 .02** .04*** .01 .25*** .02* .13*** .13*** .15*** .07***
2: Alcohol consumption -.02 .22*** .07*** .16*** .04*** -.01 .32*** .13*** .03*** .05*** .00
3: Cut down .02* .21*** .36*** .41*** .19*** .09*** .11*** .11*** .03*** .06*** .01
4: Criticized .04*** .14*** .45*** .28*** .25*** .07*** .02** .04*** .01 .03** .02**
5: Felt bad or guilty .04*** .11*** .44*** .45*** .14*** .11*** .06*** .10*** .07*** .13*** .03**
6: Eye-opener .02** .06*** .22*** .24*** .19*** .03*** .01 .02 .00 .02* .04***
7: Index mental distress .25*** .02 .13*** .13*** .15*** .07*** -.02 .03* .04*** .04*** .03**
8: Spouse alcohol consumption -.00 .32*** .14*** .04** .05*** .00 -.02* .21*** .14*** .11*** .06***
9: Spouse Cut down .09*** .10*** .11*** .03*** .07*** .01 .02 .22*** .46*** .44*** .22***
10: Spouse Criticized .07*** .02* .04*** .01 .03*** .02 .02** .08*** .38*** .45*** .24***
11: Spouse Felt bad or guilty .10*** .07*** .11*** .07*** .14*** .03** .04*** .17*** .41*** .28*** .19***
12: Spouse Eye-opener .04*** .01 .02 .00 .02** .04*** .01 .04*** .19*** .24*** .14***

a Estimates above the diagonal are female index persons and male spouses and below the diagonal are male index persons and female spouses.

* p.<.05.

** p.<.01.

*** p.<.001.

Rognmo et al.

Rognmo et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:319   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-319

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