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Table 3 Logistic regression analysis, General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) score on categorized significant explanatory variables (n = 626)

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

Explanatory variable Number of cases Odds ratio (95% confidence interval)
   GHQ ≥ 5 GHQ <5 Unadjusted Adjusted
Fear of nuclear war never 63 199 1 (reference) 1 (reference)
  less than once a week 72 151 1.51 (1.01–2.24) 1.35 (0.88–2.05)
  once a week or more 59 82 2.27 (1.47–3.52) 2.01 (1.26–3.21)
Trait anxiety <32 26 167 1 (reference) 1 (reference)
  ≥ 32 < 38 95 195 3.13 (1.94–5.06) 2.58 (1.58–4.23)
  ≥ 38 73 70 6.70 (3.95–11.4) 4.48 (2.53–7.91)
Immature defense style <3.3 40 159 1 (reference) 1 (reference)
  ≥ 3.3 < 4.0 56 148 1.50 (0.95–2.39) 1.24 (0.76–2.01)
  ≥ 4.0 98 125 3.12 (2.02–4.82) 2.01 (1.24–3.25)