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Table 4 Adjusted ORs (95% CI) of depressive symptoms according to the death of family members due to the GEJE 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

Death of family members due to the GEJE╳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
No death of family members due to the GEJE ╳nonsocial isolation 1088 / 7691 1.00 reference   0.886 3060 / 14,088 1.00 reference   0.612
Death of family members due to the GEJE ╳nonsocial isolation 966 / 5423 1.16 1.03–1.29 0.01   2514 / 9152 1.25 1.16–1.34 < 0.001  
No death of family members due to the GEJE ╳social isolation 1001 / 3544 1.86 1.67–2.08 < 0.001   2014 / 4876 2.15 1.99–2.32 < 0.001  
Death of family members due to the GEJE ╳social isolation 591 / 1765 2.18 1.90–2.50 < 0.001   1163 / 2419 2.60 2.35–2.88 < 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; severity of house damage; and survey year*area
  4. Statistical significance, P < 0.05