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Table 4 Associations between aspects of exposure to Hurricane Katrina and post-traumatic stress disorder in a cohort of postpartum southern Louisiana women

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

  PTSD symptoms*   
  N % p RR** 95% CI
Overall 38 13    
Home before the storm    0.06   
New Orleans area 32 15   1.92 (0.81, 4.55)
Baton Rouge area 6 7   1.00  
Substantial damage to house, property, for self and others    <0.01   
Yes 24 20   2.06 (1.10, 3.88)
No 14 8   1.00  
Injury to self or others    <0.01   
Yes 17 24   2.46 (1.34, 4.54)
No 21 10   1.00  
Perceived or experienced danger    <0.01   
Yes 24 22   2.65 (1.35, 5.18)
No 14 8   1.00  
Any 2 or more indicators of severe exposure    <0.01   
Yes 26 24   3.68 (1.80, 7.52)
No 12 7   1.00  
Left New Orleans before storm (asked only of New Orleans women)    0.57   
yes 25 14   1.19 (0.46, 3.06)
no 4 18   1.00  
  1. *PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder; RR, relative risk; CI, confidence interval; Multivariable log-poisson models
  2. **All models are adjusted for age, race, parity, education, partnership status, and income.