Skip to main content

Table 5 Sensitivity analysis: Odds ratio (95% CI) for the association between sexual/physical abuse as a child and lifetime depression in adulthood

From: Sexual and physical abuse and depressive symptoms in the UK Biobank

Participants Sample (no.) Lifetime depression (%) Childhood exposure Odds ratio (95% CI) for lifetime depression
Unadjusted Adjusted 1a Adjusted 2b
All 40,829 20.3 Sexual abuse 2.12 (1.97, 2.29) 1.77 (1.64, 1.91) 1.58 (1.46, 1.72)
    Physical abuse 2.00 (1.85, 2.16) 1.74 (1.60, 1.89) 1.45 (1.33, 1.58)
Women 22,683 24.5 Sexual abuse 2.00 (1.83, 2.18) 1.79 (1.63, 1.96) 1.61 (1.47, 1.77)
    Physical abuse 2.03 (1.84, 2.25) 1.71 (1.54, 1.90) 1.45 (1.30, 1.62)
Men 18,146 15.1 Sexual abuse 1.90 (1.64, 2.20) 1.74 (1.50, 2.02) 1.52 (1.30, 1.78)
    Physical abuse 2.00 (1.77, 2.28) 1.78 (1.57, 2.03) 1.45 (1.26, 1.66)
  1. aAdjusted for sex (if applicable), age, ethnicity, Townsend deprivation index, body mass index, and sexual/physical abuse as appropriate
  2. bAdditional adjustment for PHQ-9 depressive symptoms score