Table 4

Predictors for MHS use; adjusted Odds Ratios and 95% confidence intervals

Demographic and disaster-related variables

MHS use 0–18 months post-disaster (P1) n = 239

MHS use 18–36 months post-disaster (P2) N = 100

MHS use 0–36 months post-disaster N = 339


OR1

95% CI

OR1

95% CI

OR1

95% CI


Females

0.95

0.69–1.30

1.18

0.75–1.86

1.02

0.78–1.35

Age (in decades)

0.98

0.97–.99**

0.99

0.97–1.00

.98

0.97–0.99***

Relocation

2.42

1.70–3.47***

2.51

1.54–4.09***

2.98

2.16–4.13***

Immigrant

1.55

1.12–2.14**

1.33

0.83–2.13

1.57

1.18–2.09**

Single

0.80

0.47–1.35

1.33

0.69–2.56

0.95

0.61–1.48

Public insurance

1.49

1.00–2.22*

2.85

1.34–6.05**

1.86

1.30–2.67**

Unemployed

2.60

1.79–3.78**

1.95

0.96–3.99

2.38

1.75–3.95**

Injured

2.60

1.79–3.78***

1.29

0.71–2.35

2.49

1.75–3.55***


1adjusted for the other demographic- and disaster-related variables (sex, age, relocation, immigrant status, marital status, public insurance, unemployment, injuries); * p <.05, ** p < .01, *** p < .001

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

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