Table 4

Sensitivity analysis: univariate models with the data set restricted to 65 controls (and 65 matched cases) who did not act as their own informanta

Risk factor

Cases

n (%)

Controls

n (%)

Odds Ratio

(95% CI)


Living alone

15 (23.1)

7 (10.8)

2.33 (0.90–6.07)

Responsible for child aged < 18 yrs.

11 (16.9)

10 (15.4)

1.14 (0.41–3.15)

Not been out socially in last month

29 (46.8)

6 (9.7)

6.75 (2.36–19.29)

Practising a religion

8 (12.3)

25 (38.5)

0.26 (0.11–0.64)

Born prematurely

6 (11.3)

11 (20.8)

0.55 (0.20–1.47)

Abusive experiences in childhood

9 (14.3)

12 (19.0)

0.73 (0.29–1.81)

Lifetime history of psychiatric illness

29 (44.6)

8 (12.3)

6.25 (2.18–17.96)

Any current psychiatric illness

45 (69.2)

17 (26.2)

6.60 (2.58–16.91)

Current alcohol/drug disorder

17 (26.2)

7 (10.8)

2.43 (1.01–5.86)

Current smoker

34 (52.3)

11 (16.9)

8.67 (2.62–28.63)

Interpersonal adverse life event

23 (35.4)

6 (9.2)

5.25 (1.80–15.29)

Work or educational adverse life event

13 (20.0)

10 (15.4)

1.33 (0.56–3.16)

Financial adverse life event

10 (15.4)

6 (9.2)

1.67 (0.61–4.59)

Adverse life event within 3 months

27 (41.5)

11 (16.9)

4.20 (1.58–11.14)

Adverse life event within 6 months

49 (75.4)

24 (36.9)

4.12 (1.91–8.93)


a Analyses restricted to 65 matched case-control sets, with complete data except for: not been out socially in last month (62/65 = 95.4%); born prematurely (53/65 = 81.5%); abusive experiences in childhood (63/65 = 96.9%)

Almasi et al. BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:45   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-9-45

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