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Table 8 Association between the MK-K5 and ever being diagnosed with Heart Disease (divergent validity assessment)

From: Reliability, validity, and clinical utility of a culturally modified Kessler scale (MK-K5) in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population

Level of psychological distress No diagnosis of heart disease
% (n)
Diagnosis of heart disease
% (n)
PR of heart disease
(95% CI)
Low (5- < 8) 89.8 (1853) 10.2 (210) 1 (ref)
Moderate (8- < 12) 88.3 (1938) 11.7 (257) 1.15 (0.97–1.34)
High (12- < 15) 89.1 (961) 10.9 (118) 1.07 (0.87–1.33)
Very High (15–25) 87.8 (1449) 12.2 (202) 1.20 (1.00–1.44)