Table 5: Prevalence estimates and odds ratios (OR) of parent psychological distress by financial and family/life event variables.

VariablesPrevalenceOR[95% CI]

Financial stressor
Could not pay gas/electricity/telephone bills
No9.01.00
Yes16.92.060.984.310.055
Could not pay mortgage or rent payments
No7.91.00
Yes40.57.993.2819.48<0.001
Could not pay school requirements or extras
No8.21.00
Yes23.03.321.567.100.002
Adult lost job
No8.51.00
Yes34.85.782.4613.59<0.001

Adverse life events
Health self-rated as good
Yes4.71.00
No23.56.252.9213.38<0.001
Child difficulties
No7.51.00
Yes14.32.051.004.210.050
Persistent family conflict
No8.11.00
Yes25.13.811.768.250.001
Parents separated or divorced
No10.41.00
Yes15.21.540.415.780.520
Chronic health problem or disability
No8.11.00
Yes16.02.161.084.350.031
Mental health problem or emotional difficulties
No6.81.00
Yes18.73.121.566.270.001
Alcohol/drug use affected family
No11.21.00
Yes2.20.180.021.370.097
Close family member died
No10.7
Yes10.60.990.412.420.987
Other event(s) caused distress/worry
No6.21.00
Yes19.43.651.787.50<0.001