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Table 4 Multivariable odds ratios between the number of lifetime PTEs and previous year physical conditions (n = 4351)

From: Associations between lifetime potentially traumatic events and chronic physical conditions in the South African Stress and Health Survey: a cross-sectional study

  Type of physical condition (OR, 95 % CI)
Cumulative lifetime PTEs Arthritis Cardio-vascular Respiratory Chronic pain Other Any physical condition
0 Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref
1 1.12 1.27 1.62 1.06 0.96 1.10
(0.71–1.77) (0.86–1.89) (1.17–2.25) (0.77–1.45) (0.65–1.4) (0.84–1.44)
2 1.26 1.99 2.53 1.59 1.51 1.68
(0.82–1.93) (1.35–2.92) (1.73–3.69) (1.15–2.2) (1.06–2.17) (1.26–2.24)
3 0.95 1.469 2.19 1.95 2.30 1.98
(0.63–1.42) (0.91–2.36) (1.54–3.11) (1.4–2.72) (1.63–3.25) (1.4–2.79)
4 2.99 2.49 3.96 3.59 3.05 3.76
(1.86–4.8) (1.67–3.71) (2.57–6.11) (2.41–5.35) (1.91–4.85) (2.48–5.7)
5+ 3.17 4.0 4.60 4.8 3.04 3.5
(1.75–5.72) (2.25–7.11) (2.7–7.84) (2.97–7.71) (1.76–5.27) (2.17–5.67)
  1. Model is adjusted for sex, age, education, employment, marital status, race/ethnicity, and any mood, anxiety, PTSD, or substance use disorder