Table 3

Associations between aspects of exposure to Hurricane Katrina and postpartum depression in a cohort of postpartum southern Louisiana women

Depressive symptoms

N

%

p

RR*

95% CI


Overall

53

18

Home before the storm

0.84

New Orleans area

38

19

0.85

(1.47, 0.50)

Baton Rouge area

15

18

1.00

Substantial damage to house, property, for self and others

<0.01

Yes

31

26

1.61

(0.98, 2.64)

No

22

13

1.00

Injury to self or others

<0.01

Yes

22

31

2.05

(1.27, 3.30)

No

31

14

1.00

Perceived or experienced danger

<0.01

Yes

30

28

1.92

(1.17, 3.15)

No

23

13

1.00

Any 2 or more indicators of severe exposure

<0.01

Yes

29

27

1.77

(1.08, 2.89)

No

24

13

1.00

Left New Orleans before storm (asked only of New Orleans women)

0.29

yes

34

19

1.43

(0.76, 2.70)

no

6

29

1.00


*RR, relative risk; CI, confidence interval; Multivariable log-poisson models. All models are adjusted for age, race, parity, education, partnership status, and income.

Harville et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2009 9:21   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-9-21

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