Table 3

Associations of PTSD symptoms with status and deployment history, odds ratio (OR)a and 95% confidence intervals (CI)

PTSD symptoms


Variable

Unadjusted OR (95% CI)

Adjusted ORc (95% CI)


Status at phase 1

Regularb

-

-

Reserve

0.87 (0.40-1.92)

0.80 (0.31-2.06)

Previous deployments (by status at phase 1)

Regulars & reserves:

Noneb

-

-

TELIC 1

3.95 (1.65-9.44)

3.43 (1.20-9.79)

TELIC 2 or later

2.86 (1.06-7.69)

1.81 (0.61-5.40)

Other recent deployments

7.34 (1.97-27.3)

6.64 (1.60-27.6)

Regulars:

Noneb

-

-

TELIC 1

2.10 (0.49-9.05)

1.09 (0.23-5.20)

TELIC 2 or later

2.01 (0.54-7.44)

0.55 (0.17-1.79)

Other recent deployments

4.31 (0.83-22.5)

1.73 (0.34-8.71)

Reserves:

Noneb

-

-

TELIC 1

6.85 (2.09-22.5)

6.88 (1.86-25.4)

TELIC 2 or later

3.48 (0.98-12.4)

1.88 (0.42-8.33)

Other recent deployments

15.3 (1.83-127.3)

21.9 (2.67-178.9)


a Odds ratios relate to the odds of having the diagnosis, weighted to take account of sample weights

b Reference group for odds ratio

c Adjusted for status, previous deployments, educational attainment, vulnerability factors and Service

Iversen et al. BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:68   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-9-68

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