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Table 7 Predictors of depression 15 months after explosion among children present in Omagh (N= 241)

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 −0.036 0.903 -.005 0.987 0.015 0.960
Male −2.640 0.003** −2.338 0.007** −2.418 0.005**
Previous psychological treatment 2.488 0.066 2.308 0.083 1.932 0.152
Peri-trauma
Perceived life threat    2.581 0.037* 2.225 0.077
Physically injured    1.516 0.311 1.040 0.495
Witnessed serious injury    1.842 0.042* 1.884 0.037*
Witness people dying    −2.151 0.019* −2.348 0.011*
Witnessed people dead    1.591 0.085 1.544 0.093
Post-trauma
Post-event support      2.084 0.135
  1. Notes:
  2. 1. Anxiety symptoms measured by Birleson Depression Scale (BDS) score.
  3. 2. Those present in Omagh 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 =0.032; Model 2 Adjusted R2 = 0.081; Model 3 Adjusted R2 = 0.086.
  6. 5. P: *significant at the 0.05 level; **significant at the 0.01 level.