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Table 3 Multivariable adjusted logistic regression models for high negative affect (n = 316) and high risk of depression (n = 266) among carers 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

Explanatory variable High negative affect OR (95% CI) High risk of depression OR (95% CI)
Number of HLPs not met   
0-4 ns 1.0
5-8 ns 2.23 (0.98-5.07)
Community ID   
1 1.0 ns
2 1.82 (0.47-7.05) ns
3 9.84 (3.10-31.2) ns
4 2.37 (0.64-8.84) ns
5 3.29 (1.22-8.90) ns
6 1.28 (0.14-11.7) ns
7 1.21 (0.33-4.44) ns
8 2.41 (0.91-6.42) ns
9 2.49 (0.66-9.37) ns
10 1.17 (0.20-6.73) ns
Number of children cared for aged 8–15 years   
None 1.0 ns
One 0.45 (0.20-1.02) ns
Two or more 0.26 (0.12-0.58) ns
Number of children in day-care   
No 1.0 ns
One to three 2.85 (1.17-6.91) ns
Carer ran out of money in the last 2 weeks   
No 1.0 ns
Yes 2.64 (1.36-5.14) ns
Carer NLES quartiles (number of stressors reported)   
0 to 3 1.0 ns
4 to 5 2.38 (0.87-6.52) ns
6 to 8 3.50 (1.34-9.14) ns
9 to 13 6.07 (2.39-15.5) ns
Sacked or made redundant 1   
No ns 1.0
Yes ns 4.43 (1.24-15.9)
Death of a family member/close friend in the last year1   
No na 1.0
Yes na 3.67 (1.49-9.06)
Adjusted R 2 18.9% 7.5%
  1. 1Carer reported for themselves or someone in the house in the past year (NLES item).
  2. Bold font indicates the variable was significant at p ≤ 0.05; ns – not significant; na – not applicable.