Table 3

Factors that affect GHQ-12 scores. Results of categorical regression analysis are shown. In each analysis, dependent variables were total chronic score, lower scale point for factor I and that for factor II. Only factors with significant regression coefficients (p < 0.05) are shown.

beta


Scoring method

Items

total

Factor I

Factor II


Female gender

0.104

0.118

0.103

Age

0.047

0.061

-0.101

Married state

-

-

0.044

Kind of places of residence when the earthquake occurred

0.063

0.069

0.055

Kind of employment when the earthquake occurred

0.104

0.106

-0.155

No family member living together when the earthquake occurred

-

-

-

Accompanying person when the earthquake occurred

-

-

-

Severity of house damage caused by the earthquake

0.110

0.081

0.098

Kind of places of residence after the earthquake

-0.064

-0.057

0.043

Severity of injuries caused by the earthquake

-

-

0.059

Severity of sickness after the earthquake

0.146

0.160

0.146

Places living now

0.132

0.160

0.127

Employment now

0.156

0.137

0.120

No family member living together now

-

-

-

No changes in family members after the earthquake

-0.095

-0.100

-0.088

Consultation with persons after the earthquake

-0.102

-0.092

-0.100

Consultation with persons now

-0.070

-0.053

-0.108

Adjusted R-square

0.134

0.155

0.139


Toyabe et al. BMC Public Health 2007 7:175   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-7-175

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