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Table 7 Independent factors associated with PTSD post COVID-19 lockdown

From: Increased psychological distress after the lifting of COVID-19 lockdown in the Saudi population: a cross-sectional study

Factor Category OR 95% CI p value
COVID-19 prevalence in location Low Ref - - .021*
Moderate 1.25 0.81 1.92 .310
High 2.25 1.29 3.93 .004*
Unclassified 2.23 0.92 5.41 .077
Self-assessed overall physical health Poor 3.98 1.66 9.54 .002*
Moderate 1.63 1.00 2.64 .048*
Optimal or excellent Ref - - .002*
Chronic disease Yes 1.56 0.92 2.67 .102
Psychiatric history Yes 1.87 1.04 3.34 .036*
Person dead or admitted in ICU for COVID-19 in acquaintances Yes 1.54 1.05 2.24 .026*
Alarming symptoms Nil Ref - - .086
1 1.40 .85 2.31 .181
2 1.65 .91 2.98 .096
3+ 1.94 1.03 3.64 .039*
  1. Multivariate logistic regression: dependent variable = post-traumatic stress syndrome
  2. OR odds-ratio, 95% CI 95% confidence interval, Ref category used as reference in the regression equation
  3. *Statistically significant result (p < 0.050)