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Table 2 Mean score differences in mental health status by Five Mental Disorder categories (n = 253)

From: History of co-occurring disorders and current mental health status among homeless veterans

  No Mental Disorder One non-drug related mental disorder Two or more non-drug related mental disorders Alcohol or Other Drug Use Disorder Co-occurring Disorders
(n = 59) (n = 27) (n = 47) (n = 26) (n = 94)
Perceived overall well-being
Mean (95%CIa) 49.9 (40.36, 59.45) 41.8 (28.73, 54.84) 40.2 (29.94, 50.54) 47.4 (33.87, 60.89) 46.0 (37.65, 54.30)
p-valueb Ref 0.27 0.11 0.73 0.44
Physical component summary score (PCS)
Mean (95%CIa) 44.1 (40.53, 47.67) 40.9 (35.84, 45.87) 41.1 (37.29, 44.88) 43.3 (38.28, 48.33) 41.6 (38.54, 44.72)
p-valueb Ref 0.25 0.21 0.78 0.22
Mental component summary score (MCS)
Mean (95%CIa) 47.4 (43.62, 51.23) 40.5 (35.25, 45.85) 37.4 (33.35, 41.38) 44.6 (39.27, 49.90) 39.9 (36.65, 43.17)
p-valueb Ref 0.02 0.01 0.35 0.01
Empowerment
Mean (95%CIa) 3.0 (2.89, 3.07) 2.9 (2.73, 2.99) 2.9 (2.79, 2.98) 3.0 (2.85, 3.11) 2.9 (2.78, 2.93)
p-valueb Ref 0.09 0.12 0.96 0.01
  1. a95%CI = 95% confidence intervals. bp values were based on generalized linear models adjusting for age, race, & service in war zone; multiple comparisons were made with No mental disorder as a reference group