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Table 4 Ordinary least squares regression analysis predicting self-rated anxiety

From: Media exposure to COVID-19 information, risk perception, social and geographical proximity, and self-rated anxiety in China

  Self-rated Anxiety Model 4
Model 1 Model 2 Model 3
Variable beta beta beta beta
Demographic
 Gender .02 .03 .03 .01
 Age −.14*** −.14*** −.14*** −.11
 Education .05** .05* .04* .04**
 Income .03 .03 .03 .04**
 Proximity
 Social Proximity   .14*** .12*** .11***
 Geographical Proximity   .05** .02 .02
 Perceived risk
 Perceived risk    .13*** .12***
 Perceived risk compared to others    .07*** .08***
 Information exposure
 How to prevent COVID-19 infection     −.13***
 The number of infected cases     −.09***
 News coverage of patients     .01
 News coverage of doctors and nurses     .02
 News coverage of government officials     .003
 News coverage of scientists     −.03
 Donation information     .12***
 Life of ordinary people during the COVID-19 outbreak     .08***
 Returning to work/school     −.08***
 Analysis of the pandemic     −.08***
 Adjust R squared .02 .05 .08 .14
 ANOVA F(4,4990) = 24.88 F(4,4990) = 35.71 F(4,4990) = 34.49 F(4,4990) = 41.24
  1. *p < .05 ** p < .01 ***p < .001