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Table 2 Trust and Stress Symptoms in Six Regions during COVID-19 Pandemic

From: Social trust and stress symptoms among older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic: evidence from Asia

  Trust in government Trust in hospital Trust in neighbors
M1 M2 M1 M2 M1 M2
Trust −0.080 −0.825** −0.298* −1.551*** −0.078 −0.752*
  (0.101) (0.275) (0.149) (0.370) (0.140) (0.360)
Region
(ref. Singapore)
Japan 1.653** 2.648 1.577** 7.016** 1.893*** 1.799
  (0.581) (1.796) (0.555) (2.687) (0.551) (2.646)
Hong Kong SAR 4.450*** 3.849* 4.410*** 10.563*** 4.691*** 8.571**
  (0.593) (1.942) (0.585) (3.147) (0.588) (2.770)
South Korea 6.127*** 5.854** 6.190*** 0.791 6.332*** 4.328
  (0.604) (2.094) (0.600) (3.329) (0.615) (2.804)
Taiwan 0.519 2.502 0.517 1.409 0.611 2.726
  (0.588) (2.193) (0.586) (3.267) (0.598) (2.722)
Thailand 1.625* 5.433* 1.693* 10.417** 1.651* 5.212
  (0.680) (2.273) (0.676) (3.664) (0.677) (3.680)
Region*trust
(ref. Singapore)
Japan*trust   0.760*   1.466**   0.613
   (0.340)   (0.458)   (0.455)
Hong Kong SAR*trust   1.620***   2.548***   2.412***
   (0.349)   (0.526)   (0.482)
South Korea*trust   −0.015   1.166*   0.260
   (0.369)   (0.548)   (0.503)
Taiwan*trust   0.520   0.297   0.536
   (0.387)   (0.545)   (0.483)
Thailand*trust   1.299**   2.011***   1.176
   (0.405)   (0.595)   (0.618)
N   2308   2308   2308
  1. Notes: Data are restricted to participants 55 years and older. Figures in each column are from a separate regression. The dependent variable is stress symptoms. Trust is the independent variable listed as column heading. All models are based on OLS regression and controlled for age, gender, education, resident status, employment status, income, perceived social support, whether have chronic diseases, whether live with spouse, and whether live with children. Robust standard errors in parentheses
  2. * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01, *** p < 0.001