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Table 4 Odds ratios for uptake of antidepressant medication in men and women by marital trajectory (panel A) and by spouse’s uptake of antidepressant medication (panel B)

From: Divorce and subsequent increase in uptake of antidepressant medication: a Finnish registry-based study on couple versus individual effects

  Men Women
  First follow-up (crisis period) Second follow-up (short term consequences) First follow-up (crisis period) Second follow-up (short term consequences)
Panel A         
Marital trajectory OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
Continuously married couples 1.00 ref 1.00 ref 1.00 ref 1.00 ref
Divorcing couples 4.05 3.61 – 4.54 1.99 1.74 – 2.28 3.68 3.35 – 4.06 2.06 1.86 – 2.30
Panel B         
Spouse’s antidepressant use OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
Continuously married couples         
No 1.00 ref 1.00 ref 1.00 ref 1.00 ref
Yes 2.33 2.00 – 2.72 3.19 2.85 – 3.57 2.33 2.00 – 2.72 3.19 2.85 – 3.57
Divorcing couples         
No 1.00 ref 1.00 ref 1.00 ref 1.00 ref
Yes 1.10 0.80 – 1.50 1.39 0.94 – 2.05 1.10 0.80 – 1.50 1.39 0.94 – 2.05
  1. Note. p < 0.001 for interaction term of spouse’s uptake of antidepressants and marital trajectory in all models. Adjusted for spouses’ age, education, household income deciles and presence of children in the household.