Table 4

Multiple regression analysis of factors that affected GHQ-12

Total

Factor I

Factor II




Pre-

Post-

Now

Pre-

Post-

Now

Pre-

Post-

Now


Female gender

0.11

0.05

0.12

0.07

0.08

0.08

0.07

Age

0.06

0.06

0.11

Place of residence when the earthquake occurred

Nagaoka City

0.07

Ojiya City

-0.14

Mitsuke City

-0.06

Kawaguchi Town

0.07

0.07

0.05

0.09

Yamakoshi Village

0.10

0.14

Employment

Executive of business firm

-0.06

-0.05

-0.05

-0.06

Office worker

0.05

Disemployment

-0.06

Location when the earthquake occurred

At home

0.05

0.06

In public facilities

0.05

No family members living together

0.04

Lost income after earthquake

0.06

Severity of house damage

Severely damaged

0.08

0.10

Almost completely destroyed

0.10

0.15

Timing of contact with lifeguards

1 to 3 hours after the earthquake

0.09

0.08

3 to 6 hours

0.12

0.10

6 to 12 hours

0.08

more than 12 hours

0.16

0.15

No contact

0.05

0.08

Mild injury caused by the earthquake

0.06

0.10

0.06

0.10

Mild sickness after the earthquake

0.07

0.09

0.08

0.09

Adjusted R square

0.01

0.08

0.12

0.02

0.07

0.14

0.02

0.03


Toyabe et al. BMC Public Health 2006 6:230   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-6-230

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