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Table 4 Association between PTSD and material deprivation and support seeking behavior among women who did and did not report having experienced armed conflict-related events

From: Prevalence of and factors influencing posttraumatic stress disorder among mothers of children under five in Kabul, Afghanistan, after decades of armed conflicts

  Experience of events related to armed conflict (n = 555) No experience of events related to armed conflict (n = 617)
  PTSD n = 290 (52.7%) PTSD n = 59 (9.6%)
  n OR 95%CI   n OR 95%CI  
Hardships in basic needs         
   Shortage of food 289 2.04 1.45–2.88 ** 277 1.86 1.07–3.23 *
   Shortage of water 149 1.27 0.86–1.86   193 0.74 0.40–1.36  
   Shortage of shelter 285 1.34 0.95–1.88   294 0.59 0.34–1.03  
Resources sought for mental health support         
   Health facility 492 0.59 0.34–1.02   568 0.27 0.13–0.56 **
   Religious leader 339 0.88 0.62–1.24   391 0.48 0.28–0.83 **
   Reading Quran or praying 308 0.94 0.67–1.32   390 0.52 0.30–0.90 *
   Spiritual Healer 239 0.72 0.50–1.01   352 0.26 0.15–0.48 **
   Visiting friends 238 0.73 0.52–1.03   291 0.27 0.14–0.49 **
  1. * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01