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Table 2 Unadjusted odds ratios (95% confidence interval) between functional state of household infrastructure and carer negative affect and risk of depression at baseline

From: Impact of housing improvement and the socio-physical environment on the mental health of children’s carers: a cohort study in Australian Aboriginal communities

Primary explanatory variables    High negative affect High risk of depression
Missing Carers     
n (%) n (%) n (%)1 OR (95% CI) n (%)1 OR (95% CI)
All carers   328 (100) 75 (22.9) - 53 (16.2) -
Number of HLP components failed 2       
0-4 (better function) 44 (13.4) 94 (33.1) 25 (26.6) 1.0 8 (8.5) 1.0
5-8 (poorer function)   190 (66.9) 39 (20.5) 0.71 (0.42-1.22) 40 (21.1) 2.87 (1.18-6.94)
Overall Surveyor Function Score 2       
Better (scores 1–2) 17 (5.2) 88 (28.3) 20 (22.7) 1.0 13 (14.4) 1.0
Worse (scores 3–7)   223 (71.7) 49 (22.0) 0.96 (0.54-1.69) 38 (17.2) 1.23 (0.59-2.55)
  1. 1Number and percentage of carers classified as having high negative affect or being at high risk of depression.
  2. 2Functional state of infrastructure components required to conduct Healthy Living Practices (HLPs) were observed (and tested where appropriate) by the surveyor.
  3. NOTE: Bold font indicates the variable was significant at p ≤ 0.05.