Table 4

Multivariable linear regression results for middle aged (45–64 years old) male mortality (weighted by the interviewed men in the counties) (n=1521)

βSEtpAdjusted r2
*Measured by the average responding, “People are generally dishonest and selfish and they want to take advantage of others” (0–3). †Measured by the average responding, “If I do nice things for someone, I can anticipate that they will respect me and treat me just as well as I treat them” (0–3). ‡Measured by the average responding, “In a difficult situation, whose help can you count on from: (0–3) How much support can you expect from civic organisations and from religious organisations?
Model (Constant)14.960.5925.290.000
Unemployment rate0.320.0219.990.000
Male smoking4.250.1922.170.000
Male distrust*0.6480.154.380.000
Male reciprocity†−1.530.11−13.950.000
Male received help from civic associations‡2.430.259.660.000
Male spirit consumption−4.00.3710.830.000
Male education0.5630.087.210.0000.773