Table 3

Mental health outcomes third location decompression (TLD) attendees and controls stratified by combat exposure

Study groups stratified by combat exposure
Outcome†TLD high (n=542)Controls high (n=380)TLD medium (n=349)Controls medium (n=535)TLD low (n=357)Controls low (n=737)Wald test F p value
PCL-C score≥50
 Case n (%)38 (5.7)35 (9.0)11 (1.8)21 (4.7)5 (0.9)10 (1.4)F=7.38 p≤0.001
 No case n (%)495 (94.3)343 (91.0)336 (98.2)510 (95.3)342 (99.1)722 (98.6)
 AOR (95% CI)*0.59 (0.32 to 2.00)10.35 (0.14 to 0.88)10.56 (0.14 to 2.24)1
GHQ-12 4 symptom cutoff (CMD)
 Case n (%)107 (24.3)100 (26.4)54 (17.9)115 (22.2)49 (10.8)137 (17.7)F=3.64 p≤0.01
 No case n (%)420 (75.7)278 (73.6)291 (82.1)416 (77.8)296 (89.2)592 (82.3)
 AOR (95% CI)0.89 (0.52 to 1.54)10.76 (0.42 to 1.39)10.57 (0.33 to 0.96)1
Multiple physical symptoms≥18
 Case n (%)58 (11.3)48 (14.1)19 (5.3)48 (10.5)10 (2.4)44 (5.6)F=6.14 p≤0.001
 No case n (%)444.(88.7)306 (85.9)303 (95.7)437 (89.5)308 (97.6)629 (94.4)
 AOR (95% CI)0.94 (0.55 to 1.59)10.47 (0.23 to 0.93)10.52 (0.21 to 1.26)1
AUDIT score≥16
 Case n (%)131 (21.9)96 (26.4)59 (16.9)99 (21.1)41 (10.8)89 (14.2)F=4.05 p≤0.001
 No case n (%)394 (78.1)281 (73.4)284 (83.1)429 (78.9)303 (89.2)635 (85.8)
 AOR (95% CI)0.61 (0.35 to 1.14)10.72 (0.41 to 1.29)10.74 (0.48 to 1.13)1
Health rating
 Excellent, very good or good n (%)281 (50.6)172 (45.0)172 (45.2)246 (43.7)164 (50.4)338 (45.2)F=0.63 p=0.68
 Fair or poor n (%)258 (49.4)206 (55.0)177 (54.8)288 (56.3)187 (49.6)397 (54.8)
 AOR (95% CI)1.24 (0.84 to 1.84)11.06 (0.69 to 1.63)11.20 (0.75 to 1.91)1
Readjustment problems
 None n (%)203 (37.0)137 (34.8)177 (51.5)270 (44.9)216 (68.5)487 (65.7)F=17.49 p≤0.001
 One or more n (%)337 (63.0)241 (65.2)166 (48.5)262 (55.2)130 (31.5)246 (34.3)
 AOR (95% CI)0.88 (0.59 to 1.32)10.75 (0.48 to 1.16)10.82 (0.50 to 1.36)1
  • *All AORs adjusted for rank.

  • †n's are shown without the composite weight applied, %s, AOR and 95% confidence intervals are shown with the composite weight applied.

  • AUDIT, alcohol use disorders identification test; CMD, common mental disorder; TLD, third location decompression.