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Table 2 Pairwise cross-sectional correlations (with Bonferroni correction for multiple comparisons; 2002–2014, pooled)

From: Are changes in body-mass-index associated with changes in depressive symptoms? Findings of a population-based longitudinal study among older Germans

  Depressive symptoms (CES-D) Age Marital status (Ref.: married, living together with spouse) Employment status: retired (Ref.: Working) Employment status: other Number of important people in regular contact Self-esteem (Rosenberg scale) Number of chronic diseases BMI
Depressive symptoms (CES-D) 1         
Age 0.0145 1        
Marital status (Ref.: married, living together with spouse) 0.128*** 0.0683*** 1       
Employment status: retired (Ref.: Working) 0.0276** 0.772*** 0.0442*** 1      
Employment status: other 0.0602*** −0.155*** 0.00624 −0.377*** 1     
Number of important people in regular contact − 0.0739*** − 0.107*** − 0.114*** − 0.0784*** − 0.0163 1    
Self-esteem (Rosenberg scale) −0.395*** −0.0343*** − 0.0699*** −0.0390*** − 0.0640*** 0.0555*** 1   
Number of chronic diseases 0.280*** 0.365*** 0.0607*** 0.306*** −0.0401*** −0.0140 − 0.236*** 1  
BMI 0.0438*** 0.0412*** −0.0214+ 0.0591*** 0.00881 −0.0141 −0.0442*** 0.185*** 1
Observations 19,826         
  1. *** p < 0.001, ** p < 0.01, * p < 0.05, + p < 0.10 (listwise deletion was used)