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Table 4 Multivariate associations between self-perceived changes in alcohol consumption and disaster exposure

From: Changes in alcohol consumption after a natural disaster: a study of Norwegian survivors after the 2004 Southeast Asia tsunami

  Increased drinking Decreased drinking
(N = 830) (N = 830)
  OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
Step 1: Unadjusted
  Not exposed (reference) - -
  Non-danger exposed 11.09* (1.51–81.73) 3.72 (0.87–15.91)
  Danger exposed 21.38** (2.91–157.28) 7.41** (1.74–31.51)
Step 2: Adjusted for age a and sex
  Not exposed (reference) - -
  Non-danger exposed 11.94* (1.62–88.26) 3.30 (0.77–14.20)
  Danger exposed 22.92** (3.11–169.07) 6.69* (1.57–28.59)
Step 3: Adjusted for age, sex, and IES-R b mean score
  Not exposed (reference) - -
  Non-danger exposed 5.00 (0.66–37.96) 2.18 (0.49–9.67)
  Danger exposed 7.03 (0.92–53.81) 3.69 (0.82–16.63)
  1. * p-value < 0.05.
  2. ** p-value < 0.01.
  3. a At the time of the disaster.
  4. b Impact of Event Scale-Revised.