Table 7

Multivariate logistic regression results of independent predictors for MHS use at P1 (0–18 months post-disaster) and P2 (18–36 months post-disaster)

Independent variables

MHS use

MHS use


P1

P2


OR1

95% CI

OR1

95% CI


Female

0.87

0.60–1.25

1.09

0.55–2.16

Age (in decades)

0.98

0.96–0.99**

0.98

0.96–1.00

Relocation

1.40

0.90–2.17

1.95

0.95–4.01

Immigrant

0.87

0.58–1.31

0.89

0.41–1.92

Single

0.75

0.40–1.40

0.50

0.14–1.71

Public insurance

1.05

0.66–1.67

3.03

0.75–5.52

Unemployed

1.23

0.61–2.51

1.40

0.40–4.87

Injured

1.80

1.13–2.86*

1.02

0.39–2.66

Social functioning problems (RAND-36)

1.61

1.05–2.44*

1.79

0.86–3.73

Anxiety (SCL90)

0.98

0.56–1.70

0.86

0.28–2.68

Depression (SCL90)

1.24

0.71–2.17

0.77

0.27–2.17

Somatisation (SCL90)

1.21

0.72–2.01

0.81

0.25–2.60

Hostility (SCL90)

2.04

1.28–3.25**

3.77

1.51–9.40**

Intrusions and avoidance reactions (IES)

2.86

1.48–5.53**

2.29

1.04–5.07*

Psychological problems (GP)

0.99

0.66–1.50

0.96

0.46–2.03

Chronic diseases (GP)

1.82

1.25–2.65**

0.99

0.50–1.99

Musculoskeletal problems (GP)

1.11

0.77–1.62

1.89

0.95–3.75

Gastrointestinal problems (GP)

1.20

0.79–1.82

1.04

0.50–2.17

Respiratory problems (GP)

0.80

0.53–1.21

0.80

0.37–1.71


1adjusted for demographic- and disaster related variables, self-reported health problems and physician diagnosed health problems

* 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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