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Table 2 Correlations among social relationship variables, major depressive disorder, and depressive symptoms, Swiss health survey, 2007

From: Social relationship correlates of major depressive disorder and depressive symptoms in Switzerland: nationally representative cross sectional study

  1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
1. Major depressive disorder -       
2. Depressive symptoms 0.29 -      
3. Confidant -0.06 -0.10 -     
4. Tangible support -0.08 -0.14 0.26 -    
5. Unmet support 0.11 0.21 -0.10 -0.13 -   
6. Loneliness 0.22 0.32 -0.07 -0.12 0.27 -  
7. Married -0.06 -0.08 -0.11 -0.02 -0.08 -0.22 -
8. Social contact frequency -0.06 -0.10 0.19 0.20 -0.08 -0.08 -0.04
  1. Twelve-month major depressive disorder was assessed with the Composite International Diagnostic Interview short form [38]. Depressive symptoms experienced over the last two weeks were assessed with the Depression Screening Questionnaire [39]. All parametric correlations incorporated the sample weights. The correlation with depressive symptoms is Spearman’s rho. Because of the large sample size all correlations are statistically significant at p < 0.05.