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Table 3 Odds ratios (95% confidence intervals) for scoring at or above age- and sex-adjusted norms on SF-36 by Social Support in survivors eight months after the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake

From: Social support and Quality of Life: a cross-sectional study on survivors eight months after the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake

Independent Variables Dependent Variables, OR (95%CI)
  PF RP GH BP VT SF RE MH
Subjective support NS 1.03* (1.01-1.05) 1.09***(1.05-1.13) 1.04**(1.01-1.07) 1.05**(1.02-1.09) NS NS NS
Objective support 1.01***(1.07-1.17) 1.18***(1.12-1.23) NS 1.07**(1.02-1.12) 1.11*** (1.05-1.18) 1.14***(1.06-1.21) 1.11***(1.06-1.16) 1.15***(1.09-1.22)
Support seeking NS 1.08* (1.02-1.15) NS 1.07*(1.01-1.13) NS 1.12** (1.03-1.23) 1.10** (1.04-1.16) NS
Age (with 16-39 as control)
   40-59 NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NS
   ≥60 NS 0.31***(0.18-0.53) NS NS NS NS 0.53* (0.32-0.88) NS
Gender (with men as control)
   Women 0.63***(0.52-0.78) NS NS NS NS NS 0.76**(0.62-0.94) NS
Marital status (with married as control)
   Single NS 1.70** (1.17-2.46) NS 1.58*(1.09-2.30) NS NS NS NS
   Widowed/divorced NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NS
Years of education (with 0-6 years as control)
   7 ~ 9 NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NS
   10 ~ 12 NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NS
   Tertiary NS 1.97***(1.36-2.86) NS NS NS NS 1.69** (1.17-2.44) NS
Job (with employed as control)
   Unemployed NS NS 1.72* (1.03-2.87) NS NS NS NS NS
   Full time students NS NS 1.78* (1.13-2.81) NS NS NS NS NS
Zone (with zone one as control)
   Zone two NS 0.59***(0.45-0.78) NS 1.40*(1.06-1.86) NS NS 0.46***(0.35-0.61) NS
   Zone three NS 0.53***(0.39-0.72) 1.83** (1.24-2.71) 1.66** (1.21-2.26) NS NS 0.53***(0.32-0.88) 1.56*(1.08-2.25)
Adjusted R2 0.068 0.156 0.184 0.071 0.064 0.058 0.116 0.087
  1. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001; NS: not significant.