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Table 3 Adjusted ORs (95% CI) of depressive symptoms according to the severity of house damage and social isolation

From: Association between the social isolation and depressive symptoms after the great East Japan earthquake: findings from the baseline survey of the TMM CommCohort study

Severity of house damage × Social isolation Males (n = 18,423) Females (n = 30,535)
No. of Cases with Depressive Symptoms / No. of Subjects OR 95% CI P Value P for Interaction No. of Cases with Depressive Symptoms / No. of Subjects OR 95% CI P Value P for Interaction
Undamaged × Nonsocial isolation 853 / 5833 1.00 reference   0.402 2343 / 10,680 1.00 reference   0.451
Half-damaged × Nonsocial isolation 974 / 6191 1.18 1.06–1.32 0.004   2658 / 10,658 1.17 1.08–1.25 < 0.001  
Totally damaged ×Nonsocial isolation 301 / 1284 1.58 1.33–1.87 < 0.001   796 / 2370 1.51 1.35–1.69 < 0.001  
Undamaged × Social isolation 723 / 2612 1.79 1.57–2.03 < 0.001   1562 / 3812 2.10 1.92–2.30 < 0.001  
Half-damaged × Social isolation 746 / 2357 2.23 1.95–2.54 < 0.001   1398 / 2985 2.57 2.33–2.83 < 0.001  
Totally damaged × Social isolation 241 / 523 3.40 2.73–4.24 < 0.001   417 / 782 2.92 2.46–3.46 < 0.001  
  1. OR odds ratio, 95% CI 95% confidence interval
  2. Depressive symptoms, CES-D ≥ 16; social isolation, LSNS-6 < 12
  3. Adjusted for age; survey year; area; education level; marital status; number of household members; working status; smoking habits; drinking habits; past or current major illness; BMI; AIS; death of family members due to the GEJE; and survey year*area
  4. Statistical significance, P < 0.05