Table 2

Prevalence rates of self-reported health problems 2–3 weeks and 18 months post-disaster

Self-reported health problems

MHS

Non-MHS



2–3 weeks post-disaster (T1)

18 months post-disaster (T2)

2–3 weeks post-disaster (T1)

18 months post-disaster (T2)



N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%


Depression (SCL-90-R)

128

47.22

88

37.02

182

17.02

70

8.412

Anxiety (SCL-90-R)

123

44.62

86

35.712

200

18.42

58

6.912

Hostility (SCL-90-R)

126

45.52

93

37.82

185

16.92

60

7.112

Somatisation (SCL-90-R)

95

34.22

79

32.92

129

12.02

65

7.712

Intrusions and avoidance reactions (IES)

250

90.62

159

58.81

729

67.32

265

32.412

Social functioning (RAND-36)

213

71.22

120

47.212

467

41.42

168

19.212


1. Statistically significant differences compared to the previous period within groups (X2; p < .01)

2. Statistically significant differences between groups within periods (X2; p < .01)

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