Table 5

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

Self-reported health problems

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


2–3 weeks post-disaster (T1)

OR1

95% CI


Social functioning problems (RAND-36)

2.14

1.53–2.99***

Anxiety (SCL-90-R)

2.53

1.78–3.59***

Depression (SCL-90-R)

3.05

2.14–4.33***

Somatisation (SCL-90-R)

2.47

1.70–3.59***

Hostility (SCL-90-R)

3.14

2.22–4.44***

Intrusions and avoidance reactions (IES)

4.04

2.37–6.91***


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


18 months post-disaster (T2)

OR1

95% CI


Social functioning problems (RAND-36)

2.97

1.74–5.07***

Anxiety (SCL-90-R)

2.17

1.12–4.22*

Depression (SCL-90-R)

2.08

1.07–4.07*

Somatisation (SCL-90-R)

2.34

1.20–4.56*

Hostility (SCL-90-R)

3.64

1.93–6.87***

Intrusions and avoidance reactions (IES)

2.67

1.39–5.14**


1adjusted for demographic- and disaster related variables (sex, age, relocation, immigrant, 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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