Table 2

Mean score at the 15th month and mean score difference between the 36th and 15th month, for PTSD and depression
PTSD Depression
Month 15 Diff (95% CI) Month 15 Diff (95% CI)
Overall 19.0 1.30 (−0.32, 2.91) 9.6 0.19 (−0.72, 1.10)
Demographics
Residence
Wenchuan 17.2 1.79 (−0.88, 4.46) 10.3 −2.40 (−3.91, -0.89)**
Mao 20.2 0.87 (−1.14, 2.88) 9.4 1.94 (0.82, 3.05)**
Sex
Boys 17.7 1.18 (−1.06, 3.42) 9.7 −0.12 (−1.41, 1.18)
Girls 20.3 1.30 (−1.01, 3.61) 9.8 0.48 (−0.80, 1.76)
Ethnicity
Han 16.6 1.52 (−4.36, 7.39) 10.7 −2.93 (−6.27, 0.42)
Ethnic minorities 20.5 −0.06 (−1.84, 1.72) 9.4 1.08 (0.08, 2.08)*
Earthquake-related experiences
Having been in serious danger (Eq1)
Yes 19.9 3.03 (−0.29, 6.36) 9.9 0.70 (−1.11, 2.51)
No 18.1 1.45 (−0.44, 3.33) 9.6 0.10 (−1.00, 1.19)
Having been seriously injured (Eq2)
Yes 24.7 0.55 (−8.31, 9.41) 12.4 0.85 (−3.86, 5.56)
No 18.4 1.71 (0.09, 3.33)* 9.5 0.33 (−0.59, 1.25)
Having family members or friends seriously injured (Eq3)
Yes 25.4 1.41 (−3.33, 6.15) 12.3 2.22 (−0.33, 4.77)
No 17.7 1.47 (−0.19, 3.12) 9.2 −0.11 (−1.07, 0.84)
Having witnessed someone being killed or seriously injured (Eq4)
Yes 23.1 1.42 (−1.50, 4.33) 10.7 1.11 (−0.44, 2.67)
No 16.2 1.62 (−0.14, 3.38) 9.1 −0.31 (−1.41, 0.79)
Having lost family members (Eq5)
Yes 30.7 −6.93 (−13.6, -0.26)* 13.6 0.02 (−3.72, 3.76)
No 17.5 2.53 (0.93, 4.12)** 9.3 0.39 (−0.52, 1.31)
Having lost significant others (Eq6)
Yes 28.4 −2.53 (−6.06, 1.00) 11.9 0.01 (−1.97, 2.00)
No 16.0 2.48 (0.83, 4.12)* 9.0 0.23 (−0.78, 1.23)
Having one’s house seriously damaged (Eq7)
Yes 20.6 1.26 (−0.74, 3.25) 9.8 0.76 (−0.34, 1.87)
No 15.1 2.04 (−0.53, 4.61) 9.5 −1.05 (−2.65, 0.55)
Having lost important belongings (Eq8)
Yes 22.7 2.32 (−0.54, 5.18) 10.7 0.40 (−1.13, 1.94)
No 16.4 1.39 (−0.44, 3.23) 9.2 0.22 (−0.90, 1.35)
Having felt extremely anxious about one’s own life (Eq9)
Yes 20.7 1.04 (−0.87, 2.94) 9.9 0.29 (−0.76, 1.34)
No 14.1 1.28 (−1.40, 3.96) 9.2 −0.22 (−2.03, 1.59)
Having felt scared that family members or significant others would die or be seriously injured (Eq10)
Yes 20.3 1.15 (−0.72, 3.01) 9.8 0.15 (−0.86, 1.17)
No 14.2 2.03 (−0.80, 4.85) 9.6 0.33 (−1.73, 2.39)
Having felt guilt concerning someone’s death or injury (Eq11)
Yes 24.0 0.21 (−2.76, 3.19) 10.6 0.50 (−1.03, 2.03)
No 16.1 2.04 (0.28, 3.81)* 9.3 0.04 (−1.09, 1.16)

Note: PTSD, posttraumatic stress disorder; CI, confidence interval; PTSD/depression Diff = PTSD/depression score at the 36th month - PTSD/depression score at the 15th month. *P < 0.05; **P < 0.01.

Jia et al.

Jia et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:104   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-104

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