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Table 4 Results of anxiety prevalence rates in individual studies (total n = 1616)

From: Extreme weather events in developing countries and related injuries and mental health disorders - a systematic review

Study, author/year Country (HDIa) Event/year N Assessment tool Time point measured Anxiety prevalence
Cross sectional studies
 Kar et al. 2004 [33] India (medium) Storm, super-cyclone, 1999 540 Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) & SRQ 5 months post 57.5 %
 Kar & Bastia 2006 [34] India (medium) Storm, super-cyclone, 1999 108 students Clinical examination & MINI-KID 14 months post 12 %
 Patrick & Patrick 1981 [38] Sri Lanka (high) Storm, cyclone, 1978 171 Cornell Medical Index Health Questionnaire (CMI) 1 month post 84 %
Cohort study
 Amstadter et al. 2009 [24] Vietnam (medium) Storm, Typhoon Xangsan, 2006 797 Pre: SRQ; Post: Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV (modified) 3 months post 2.2 %
  1. Explanation: aHuman Development Index category