Table 6

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

Physician diagnosed health problems

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

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


OR1

95% CI

OR1

95% CI


16-0 months pre-disaster (P0)


Psychological problems

1.33

0.92–1.91

1.75

1.07–2.86*

Chronic diseases

1.81

1.29–2.52**

1.20

0.75–1.93

Musculoskeletal problems

1.42

1.02–1.96*

1.25

0.78–1.99

Gastrointestinal problems

1.40

0.97–2.01

0.84

0.48–1.48

Respiratory problems

1.08

0.76–1.53

1.17

0.71–1.93


0–18 months post-disaster (P1)


Psychological problems

na

Na

1.80

1.06–3.05*

Chronic diseases

na

Na

0.95

0.59–1.54

Musculoskeletal problems

na

Na

2.16

1.33–3.50**

Gastrointestinal problems

na

Na

1.25

0.76–2.07

Respiratory problems

na

Na

1.06

0.63–1.78


1adjusted for demographic- and disaster related variables (sex, age, relocation, immigrant, marital status, public insurance, unemployment, injuries); na: not applicable; * 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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