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Table 4 Structural equation models for yearly AMI and BKC rates between 2002 and 2007. Parameter estimates and p-values

From: The intersection of health and wealth: association between personal bankruptcy and myocardial infarction rates in Canada

Parameters and fit indexes AMI < = > BKC AMI = > BKC BKC = > AMI No γ
AMI BKC AMI BKC AMI BKC AMI BKC
Regression coefficients         
 Autoregression (β) .89 (<.01) .89 (<.01) .91 (<.01) .89 (<.01) .89 (<.01) .91 (<.01) .91 (<.01) .91 (<.01)
 Cross-lag (γ) .015 (.02) .07 (<.01) - .07 (<.01) .014 (.03) - - -
 Education (αe) −.43 (<.01) −.56 (<.01) −.43 (<.01) −.57 (<.01) −.43 (<.01) −.56 (<.01) −.43 (<.01) −.57 (<.01)
 Material wealth (αw) −.09 (<.01) −.74 (<.01) −.1 (<.01) −.74 (<.01) −.09 (<.01) −.75 (<.01) −.09 (<.01) −.74 (<.01)
 Working-age population (αa) −.57 (<.01) −.14 (<.01) −.57 (<.01) −.13 (<.01) −.58 (<.01) −.14 (<.01) −.58 (<.01) −.13 (<.01)
Variances         
 2002 factors (σ2 1) .47 1.36 .46 1.36 .47 1.34 .46 1.36
 Disturbance 2003–2007 (σ2 d) .06 .36 .05 .36 .06 .35 .05 .35
 Measurement error 2002 (σ2 e1) .43 .37 .44 .38 .42 .39 .44 .39
 Measurement errors 2003–2007 (σ2 e) .41 .53 .41 .53 .41 .55 .41 .55
Covariances         
 2002 factors (ρmb1) .29 (<.01) .30 (<.01) .30 (<.01) .32 (<.01)
 Disturbances 2003–2007 (ρmb) −.008 (.31) −.001 (.87) .002 (.81) .008 (.24)
Goodness of fit         
 Parameters 26 25 25 24
 Degrees of freedom 94 95 95 96
 Chi-square 479.3 484.7 489.6 494.6
 RMSEA .0596 .0596 .06 .06
 CFI .968 .967 .967 .967
 AIC 531.3 534.7 539.6 542.6
Fit changes         
 ΔΧ2/Δdf na 5.4/1 10.3/1 15.3/2
   na 4.9/0 9.9/1
   na na 5/1