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Table 1 Logistic regression analysis, General Health Questionnaire score on unit change in all potential explanatory variables (n = 607)

From: Fear of nuclear war increases the risk of common mental disorders among young adults: a five-year follow-up study

Explanatory variable Odds ratio Regression coefficient SD p-value
Frequency of fearing nuclear war 1.04 0.039 0.015 0.007
Sex 0.75 -0.287 0.231 0.2
Age 1.10 0.093 0.114 0.4
Social class II 1.05 0.052 0.240 0.8
Social class III 0.64 -0.439 0.263 0.095
Social class IV 1.40 0.336 0.559 0.5
Number of positive life events 1.01 0.005 0.041 0.9
Number of negative life events 1.05 0.052 0.056 0.4
Social support 1.07 0.063 0.426 0.9
Self esteem 0.97 -0.029 0.030 0.3
Coherence of future 1.00 -0.005 0.159 0.98
Trait anxiety 1.04 0.042 0.019 0.03
Trait depression 1.10 0.091 0.108 0.4
Mature defense style 0.94 -0.065 0.116 0.6
Neurotic defense style 1.10 0.096 0.120 0.4
Immature defense style 1.32 0.274 0.163 0.09
Somatic symptom score 1.02 0.021 0.025 0.4