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Table 3 Unadjusted odds ratios (with 95% CI) for associations between number of types of victimisation and mental health by gender

From: Intersections between polyvictimisation and mental health among adolescents in five urban disadvantaged settings: the role of gender

  Poor or fair health status Posttraumatic stress
Independent variables Male (n = 1208) Female (n = 1099) Male (n = 1121) Female (n = 1069)
Number of types of victimisation OR (95%CI) P OR (95%CI) P OR (95%CI) P OR (95%CI) P
 0 (Ref) 1.00   1.00   1.00   1.00  
 1 7.99 (2.05, 31.25) 0.004 1.11 (0 .46, 2.67) 0.811 1.63 (0.86, 3.11) 0.129 1.26 (0.68, 2.34) 0.460
 2 or more (PV) 12.84 (4.21, 9.20) <0.001 1.82 (0.80, 4.14) 0.149 2.29 (1.02, 5.17) 0.046 4.39 (2.13, 9.04) <0.001
R2 value 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.06
  Depression Suicidal thoughts
Male (n = 1151) Female (n = 1043) Male (n = 1211) Female (n = 1102)
Number of types of victimisation OR (95%CI) P OR (95%CI) P OR (95% CI) P OR (95% CI) P
 0 (Ref) 1.00   1.00   1.00   1.00  
 1 1.22 (0.48, 3.08) 0.661 0.83 (0.58, 1.19) 0.304 0.83 (0.38, 1.77) 0.612 1.79 (0.82, 3.92) 0.139
 2 or more (PV) 1.74 (0.94, 3.19) 0.074 2.12 (1.01, 4.46) 0.049 1.72 (0.91, 3.25) 0.090 2.90 (1.06, 7.93) 0.039
R2 value 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.04
  1. Bold OR values indicate significance at p < 0.05. 95%CI = 95% confidence interval