Table 3

Multivariable logistic regression analysis of associations between characteristics and elevated PTSD status

PTSD controls (n)*PTSD cases (n)*aOR (95% CI)†
Variable
Responder status
 Responder26124 0.28 (0.17 to 0.46)
 Community member (ref)835387
Total number of hurricane exposures‡2 (1–4)5 (3–7) 1.34 (1.28 to 1.4)
Race
 Other426227 1.97 (1.47 to 2.64)
 White (ref)670184
Ethnicity
 Hispanic15397 1.99 (1.4 to 2.83)
 Non-Hispanic (ref)943314
Education
 HS graduate and lower153100 1.79 (1.29 to 2.49)
 >Some college (ref)943311
Age§46.99 (18.99)45.97 (16.10)1.06 (0.8 to 1.39)
Elapsed time between survey and Hurricane Sandy‡19.8
(14.5–27.9)
21.7
(18.0–37.1)
1 (1 to 1.01)
Gender
 Female5372421 (0.98 to 1.01)
 Male (ref)559169
  • *Model used 1509/1648 participants due to missing data.

  • †aOR and 95% CI from the multivariable logistic regression model adjusted for elapsed time between survey and Hurricane Sandy and all demographics shown.

  • ‡Median (IQR) presented instead of number.

  • §Mean (SD) presented instead of number.

  • aOR, adjusted OR; HS, high school; PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder; ref, reference.