PLoS ONE • Vol/Iss. 10(6) • Public Library of Science • • Published In • Pages: 1-14 •
The relationship between tightness/looseness and mortality rates for cardiovascular disease and diabetes will exhibit a curvilinear relationship, such that very tight and very loose nations have worse outcomes relative to nations intermediate on tightness-looseness
Mortality rates for cardiovascular disease and diabetes were greater in very tight and very loose nations for both men and women. Additionally, compared to the linear models, (men: F=.37, p=.55, R-squared=.01; women: F=.19, p=.67, R-squared=.01), the quadratic models were a significant improvement (men: F-change=21.81, p<.001, R-Squared change=.43; women: F-change=19.87, p<.001, R-squared change=.41).
|Stepwise multiple regression||Supported||p<.001 (men), p=.001 (women)||R-Squared=.45 (men); R-Squared=.42 (women)||UNKNOWN|
|Variable Name||Variable Type||OCM Term(s)|
|Tightness/looseness||Independent||Government Regulation, Legal Norms, Norms, Social Control|
|Cardiovascular disease/diabetes mortality rates (men)||Dependent||Morbidity, Mortality|
|Cardiovascular disease/diabetes mortality rates (women)||Dependent||Morbidity, Mortality|