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Table 6 Overall perceptions of help received among those reporting any professional contacts for mental health problems (N = 300)

From: Factors associated with reported service use for mental health problems by residents of rural and remote communities: cross-sectional findings from a baseline survey

Health status characteristic Sub-group n Inadequate help: did not get “as much help as you needed”
   n (%) OR (99% CI)
Overall mental health:    
  Good to excellent 168 34 (20)  
  Poor/fair 132 52 (39) 2.47 (1.22, 4.99)**
Overall physical health:    
  Good to excellent 191 46 (24)  
  Poor/fair 109 40 (37) 1.83 (0.88, 3.84)
Kessler K-10 (current distress) score:    
  10-15 104 15 (14)  
  16-24 123 37 (30) 2.68 (1.07, 6.66)*
  25-50 72 33 (46) 5.23 (1.95, 14.0)**
AUDIT:    
  0-7 237 68 (29)  
  8+ 59 17 (29) 0.94 (0.38, 2.33)
PHQ-9 symptomatology:    
  No symptoms 168 32 (19)  
  Depressive symptoms 131 53 (40) 2.82 (1.37, 5.83)**
Recent adverse life events:    
  0-2 172 36 (21)  
  3-5 89 33 (37) 2.59 (1.16, 5.77)*
  >5 26 12 (46) 3.59 (1.08, 12.0)*
Smoking status:    
  No 227 59 (26)  
  Yes 71 27 (38) 1.46 (0.66, 3.21)
Provisional Service Need Index^:    
  Low (0 – 1) 80 11 (14)  
  Medium (2 – 5) 101 23 (23) 1.77 (0.60, 5.18)
  High (>5) 119 52 (44) 4.57 (1.68, 12.4)**
  1. Note: Based on a parallel series of hierarchical logistic regressions to those reported in Table 4: * p < 0.01; ** p < 0.001. Scores on the Provisional Service Need Index are based on the seven health status characteristics and their associated weights (Table 4). OR: Odds Ratio; CI: Confidence Interval. Only includes participants who completed the survey section about the forms of help received and their overall adequacy.
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