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Table 5 The association between age, neuroticism, alcohol use and counseling before abortion among women who developed PTSD/PTSS after the abortion (n = 48)

From: Neuroticism-related personality traits are associated with posttraumatic stress after abortion: findings from a Swedish multi-center cohort study

  Unadjusted Adjusted for demographic variables
Variable OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
Age 0.92 0.87–0.96 0.98 0.89–1.07
Education < 12 years 1.78 0.91–3.46 1.12 0.46–2.73
Occupation
 Working full time 1   1  
 Working part time 2.67 1.12–6.41 2.31 0.80–6.65
 Student 3.13 1.36–7.24 2.25 0.72–7.03
 Other occupation 2.83 1.07–7.49 1.46 0.42–5.17
 Sexual trauma 4.38 1.48–13.0 1.69 0.29–9.80
 Experience of violence 3.19 1.71–5.98 2.72 1.21–6.12
 Alcohol use 0.48 0.24–0.93 0.52 0.23–1.18
 No children 2.09 1.04–4.21 1.32 0.42–4.13
Previous abortions
 0 1   1  
 1 1.23 0.57–2.64 1.32 0.55–3.18
 2 1.06 0.30–3.70 0.71 0.14–3.63
 3 or more 0.73 0.09–5.75 0 n.c.
 Counseling before abortion 1.94 1.03–3.66 1.20 0.56–2.56
Neuroticism
 Continuous 1.02 1.01–1.02 1.01a 1.003–1.02
 High scores (above median vs. below median) 3.60 1.88–6.89 2.36 a 1.08–5.16
 Very high scores (highest quartile vs. below median) 4.81 2.26–10.22 3.22a 1.22–8.45
  1. OR = odds ratio; CI = confidence interval
  2. aadjusted for all variables in the table, except the other neuroticism variables