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Table 6 Predictors of anxiety 15 months after explosion among children present in Omagh (N= 222)

From: A school based study of psychological disturbance in children following the Omagh bomb

  Model 1 Model 2 Model 3
Variable β p β p β p
Pre-trauma
Age −2.244 0.059 −2.396 0.039* −2.331 0.041*
Male −15.313 0.000** −14.067 0.000** −14.271 0.000**
Previous psychological treatment 10.317 0.052 10.607 0.039* 8.604 0.091
Peri-trauma
Perceived life threat    15.467 0.001** 13.151 0.006**
Physically injured    −3.812 0.515 −6.784 0.246
Witnessed serious injury    7.621 0.028* 7.244 0.034*
Witness people dying    −2.235 0.531 −3.271 0.354
Witnessed people dead    5.334 0.133 4.849 0.165
Post-trauma
Post-event support      16.651 0.004**
  1. Notes:
  2. 1. Anxiety symptoms measured by Spence Childhood Anxiety Scale (SCAS) score.
  3. 2. Those present in includes those in Omagh town centre when the bomb exploded or shortly after and/or witnessed related traumatic events.
  4. 3. Dummy variables for school included in model but excluded from the table.
  5. 4. Model 1 Adjusted R2 =0.096; Model 2 Adjusted R2 = 0.180; Model 3 Adjusted R2 = 0.210.
  6. 5. P: *significant at the 0.05 level; **significant at the 0.01 level.