Table 3

Bivariate and multivariate analysis of general psychiatric morbidity among the adult survivors

General Psychiatric Morbidity

No. (%)

Bivariate OR

(95% CI)

P Value

Multivariate OR

(95% CI)

P Value


Overall

93 (33.7)

Demographics

Age group

Younger adults (< 60 y)

Elders (≥ 60 y)

35 (25.4)

58 (42.0)

1.00

2.13 (1.28-3.56)

0.004

1.00

2.14 (1.25-3.66)

0.005

Sex

Male

Female

43 (29.1)

50 (39.1)

1.00

1.57 (0.95-2.59)

0.08

Ethnicity

Han

Ethnic minorities

38 (34.5)

55 (33.1)

1.07 (0.64-1.77)

1.00

0.81

Marital status

Married or living together

Others (unmarried, divorced, etc.)

72 (36.0)

21 (27.6)

1.47 (0.83-2.63)

1.00

0.19

Education level

Primary school or lower

Higher than primary school

46 (33.1)

47 (34.3)

1.00

1.06 (0.64-1.74)

0.83

Earthquake-related experiences

Having been in serious danger

Yes

No

63 (37.7)

30 (27.5)

1.60 (0.95-2.69)

1.00

0.08

Having been seriously injured

Yes

No

17 (51.5)

76 (31.3)

2.34 (1.12-4.87)

1.00

0.02

NA

Having family members or friends seriously injured

Yes

No

25 (51.0)

68 (30.0)

2.44 (1.30-4.56)

1.00

0.005

2.13 (1.10-4.11)

1.00

0.03

Having witnessed someone being killed or seriously injured

Yes

No

57 (40.7)

36 (26.5)

1.91 (1.15-3.17)

1.00

0.01

NA

Having Lost family members

Yes

No

21 (55.3)

72 (30.3)

2.85 (1.42-5.72)

1.00

0.003

NA

Having Lost significant others

Yes

No

41 (41.0)

52 (29.5)

1.66 (0.99-2.77)

1.00

0.05

NA

Having one's house seriously damaged

Yes

No

81 (35.7)

12 (24.5)

1.71 (0.85-3.46)

1.00

0.14

Having Lost important belongings

Yes

No

47 (41.6)

46 (28.2)

1.81 (1.09-3.01)

1.00

0.02

1.60 (0.94-2.72)

1.00

0.09

Having felt extremely anxious about one's own life

Yes

No

78 (34.5)

15 (30.0)

1.23 (0.63-2.39)

1.00

0.54

Having felt scared that family members or significant

others would die or be seriously injured

Yes

No

89 (35.2)

4 (17.4)

2.58 (0.85-7.81)

1.00

0.09

Having felt guilt concerning someone's death or injury

Yes

No

52 (43.0)

41 (26.5)

2.10 (1.26-3.48)

1.00

0.004

2.00 (1.18-3.41)

1.00

0.01

Utilization of mental health services

Yes

No

9 (20.5)

84 (36.2)

1.00

.21 (1.01-4.82)

0.05

1.00

2.05 (0.91-4.63)

0.08


Notes: NA(not available) is a marker for variables dropped out of the multivariate model.

Jia et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:172   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-172

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