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Table 3 Correlations between social indicators and state anxiety score of Chinese military, weighted for sample size, 1995–2011

From: Changes of anxiety in Chinese military personnels over time: a cross-temporal meta-analysis

Social indicators 5 years prior Actual year
Economic conditions   
Unemployment rate 0.24 0.28*
Military expenditure 0.27* 0.24
Overall threat   
Crime rate 0.31* 0.50**
Per capita health expenditure 0.29* 0.17
PRSSG 0.36** 0.26*
Social connectedness   
Divorce rate 0.10 0.22
Z total 0.26a 0.50**
  1. Note: PRSSG = Promotion Rate of Senior School Graduates; Z total was a combined Z score of all the social indicators; n varies from 35 to 55 because of missing value of social indicators for some years; *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ap = 0.055.