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Table 4 Logistic regression analyses of the adjusted association between the selected risk factors and the outcome measure psychopathology probable. The OR is adjusted for the effect of sex

From: Mental health among children seeking asylum in Denmark – the effect of length of stay and number of relocations: a cross-sectional study

Risk factors Psychopathology probable Adjusted OR (95% CI) P*
  (n/N) (%)    
4–16-year-old children (a)
Length of stay      
0–12 months (4/35) 11.4 1.0   
13–91 months (82/211) 38.9 5.5 (1.8–16.3) 0.002
Number of relocations      
0–3 relocations (9/47) 19.1 1.0   
4–13 relocations (77/199) 38.7 3.0 (1.4 – 6.7) 0.006
11–16-year-old children (b)
Length of stay      
0–12 months (1/16) 6.3 1.0   
13–91 months (61/91) 67.0 30 (3.8 – 237) 0.001
Number of relocations      
0–3 relocations (4/18) 22.2 1.0   
4–13 relocations (58/89) 65.2 6.7 (2.0 – 22.2) 0.002
  1. (a) Based on teacher-responded SDQs for the 4–16-year-old children.
  2. (b) Based on teacher-responded SDQs for the 11–16-year-old children and the self-reported SDQs for the 11–16-year-olds.
  3. * A Wald significance-test at a 5% level was used.