Table 3

Prevalence rates of physician diagnosed health problems 16 months pre-disaster and 18 months post-disaster

Physician diagnosed health problems

MHS

Non-MHS


16 months pre-disaster (P0)

18 months post-disaster (P1)

16 months pre-disaster (P0)

18 months post-disaster (P1)



N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%


Psychological problems

95

31.42

272

84.012

215

21.32

546

50.312

Chronic diseases

160

52.8

177

54.6

464

45.9

540

49.81

Musculoskeletal problems

145

47.9

185

57.112

416

41.1

483

44.512

Gastrointestinal problems

82

27.1

105

32.42

226

22.4

251

23.12

Respiratory problems

87

28.7

101

31.22

280

27.7

244

22.512


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)

den Ouden et al. BMC Public Health 2007 7:173   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-7-173

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