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Table 4 Unadjusted and adjusted binary logistic regression analyses of associations between risk factors and disorders (n = 219)

From: Mental disorders in foster children: a study of prevalence, comorbidity and risk factors

  Any disorder Emotional disorders ADHD disorders Behavioral disorders RAD
Risk factor OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
Age           
Unadjusted 0.99 [0.88, 1.11] 1.06 [0.93, 1.22] 1.07 [0.93, 1.25] 1.01 [0.88, 1.16] 0.81 [0.70, 0.95]**
Adjusted 1.01 [0.88, 1.16] 1.08 [0.92, 1.27] 1.18 [0.98, 1.42] 1.03 [0.86, 1.23] 0.84 [0.70, 1.02]
Age at first placement           
Unadjusted 0.97 [0.89, 1.07] 1.06 [0.96, 1.17] 0.84 [0.73, 0.96]** 0.97 [0.87, 1.08] 0.99 [0.89, 1.11]
Adjusted 0.97 [0.87, 1.07] 1.07 [0.96, 1.20] 0.76 [0.64, 0.89]*** 0.88 [0.77, 1.02] 1.00 [0.87, 1.15]
Number of placements           
Unadjusted 0.92 [0.67, 1.25] 1.05 [0.74, 1.50] 0.38 [0.21, 0.67]*** 1.26 [0.88, 1.81] 1.55 [1.08, 2.22]*
Adjusted 0.91 [0.66-1.26] 1.13 [0.78, 1.63] 0.30 [0.16, 0.58]*** 1.27 [0.86, 1.87] 1.56 [1.06, 2.29]*
Serious neglect           
Unadjusted 0.82 [0.38, 1.79] 0.75 [0.32, 1.75] 0.48 [0.20, 1.13] 4.10 [0.94, 18.00] 1.30 [0.47, 3.62]
Adjusted 0.84 [0.38, 1.84] 0.70 [0.29, 1.66] 0.45 [0.17, 1.20] 5.33 [1.18, 24.20]* 1.53 [0.52, 4.48]
Violence exposure           
Unadjusted 1.05 [0.86, 1.30] 0.95 [0.74, 1.21] 1.06 [0.88, 1.37] 1.35 [1.08, 1.70]** 1.34 [1.06, 1.70]**
Adjusted 1.05 [0.83, 1.32] 0.86 [0.65, 1.13] 1.48 [1.08, 2.05]* 1.64 [1.23, 2.18]*** 1.40 [1.06, 1.83]*
  1. OR = odds ratio; CI = Confidence interval; *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001; Significant results are highlighted in bold.