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Table 5 Aggregate current health service needs and reported professional and non-professional contacts for mental health problems (n = 1,319)

From: Help-seeking for mental health problems by employees in the Australian Mining Industry

PSNI Sub-group n Professional service contact Non-professional contact
   N (%) AOR (99 % CI) N (%) AOR (99 % CI)
Low (0–1) 766 (58.1) 129 (16.8)   264 (34.5)  
Medium (2–5) 425 (32.2) 117 (27.5) 2.01 (1.35, 2.99)** 206 (48.5) 1.85 (1.33, 2.58)**
High (>5) 128 (9.7) 62 (48.4) 4.75 (2.73, 8.25)** 75 (58.6) 3.00 (1.76, 5.10)**
  1. Note: Based on a series of hierarchical logistic regressions, in which all socio-demographic variables were entered simultaneously at step 1 (Table 4), followed by PSNI at step 2 (Table 5) and workplace and employment factors at step 3 (Additional file 2: Table S6): * p < 0.01; **p < 0.001. Only participants with a complete set of socio-demographic and workplace characteristics were included. AOR adjusted odds ratio, CI confidence interval