Table 4

Relationship between independent variables with each other (Spearman's ρ)

Variable

Sex

Age

Education

Employment

Social strain

Discrimination

Negative social support

Physical inactivity

Depression

Anxiety


Sex

1.000

Age

-0.0400a

Education

-0.0381a

-0.2628d

1.0000

Employment

0.2070 d

0.1481d

-0.3573d

1.0000

Social strain

0.0674d

-0.1135d

-0.0777d

0.1089d

1.0000

Discrimination

-0.1176d

-0.0397b

0.1288d

-0.1038d

0.1293d

1.0000

Negative social support

0.0445b

-0.1189d

-0.0443b

0.0753d

0.2077d

0.0467b

1.0000

Physical inactivity

-0.0135

0.1103d

-0.2693d

0.2538d

0.0947d

-0.0487b

0.1186d

1.0000

Depression

0.0529c

-0.0060

-0.0096

0.0564c

0.1768d

0.0943d

0.0913d

0.0727d

1.0000

Anxiety

0.0537d

-0.0038

0.0462b

0.0154

0.1884d

0.0730d

0.0879d

-0.0187

0.3617d

1.0000


aP < 0.05; bP < 0.01; cP < 0.001; dP < 0.0001.

Bhui et al. BMC Medicine 2011 9:26   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-9-26

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