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Table 3 Associations between aspects of exposure to Hurricane Katrina and postpartum depression in a cohort of postpartum southern Louisiana women

From: Postpartum mental health after Hurricane Katrina: A cohort study

  Depressive symptoms   
  N % p RR* 95% CI
Overall 53 18    
Home before the storm    0.84   
New Orleans area 38 19   0.85 (1.47, 0.50)
Baton Rouge area 15 18   1.00  
Substantial damage to house, property, for self and others    <0.01   
Yes 31 26   1.61 (0.98, 2.64)
No 22 13   1.00  
Injury to self or others    <0.01   
Yes 22 31   2.05 (1.27, 3.30)
No 31 14   1.00  
Perceived or experienced danger    <0.01   
Yes 30 28   1.92 (1.17, 3.15)
No 23 13   1.00  
Any 2 or more indicators of severe exposure    <0.01   
Yes 29 27   1.77 (1.08, 2.89)
No 24 13   1.00  
Left New Orleans before storm (asked only of New Orleans women)    0.29   
yes 34 19   1.43 (0.76, 2.70)
no 6 29   1.00  
  1. *RR, relative risk; CI, confidence interval; Multivariable log-poisson models. All models are adjusted for age, race, parity, education, partnership status, and income.