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Table 3 —

Life events during the 12 months before diagnosis in 349 patients with recent- onset autoimmune type 1 diabetes compared with those of 979 age- and sex-matched control subjects according to data from a questionnaire used in the DISS (1992–1993) patient-control study

Question no.OR95% CI
Family and living conditions   
 1 You have had more conflicts with your partner 0.83 0.49–1.42 
 2 You have had less conflicts with your partner 0.50* 0.28–0.87 
 3 You have had conflicts with your parents 0.44* 0.26–0.73 
 4 A close friend has broken contact with you 0.50* 0.30–0.85 
 5 You have moved to another place 0.82 0.57–1.18 
 6 You have changed jobs 0.80 0.55–1.17 
 7 Your income has deteriorated 0.66 0.43–1.01 
 8 You have had difficulties financing your studies 0.80 0.45–1.44 
 9 You have been unemployed for >14 days 0.79 0.52–1.20 
Serious illness or injury   
10 You have been seriously ill or injured 9.45* 6.34–14.07 
11 You have been hospitalized for >1 week 12.17* 7.94–18.63 
12 One or both of your parents has been seriously ill or injured 0.55 0.30–1.00 
13 Someone in your family has been seriously ill or injured 1.16 0.64–2.07 
14 Someone in your family has been hospitalized 0.95 0.59–1.51 
Deaths   
15 One or both of your parents has died 0.60 0.24–1.49 
16 One or both of your grandparents has died 0.65* 0.44–0.97 
17 A close friend of yours has died 0.82 0.45–1.50 
Sexuality   
18 You have fallen in love 0.65* 0.47–0.91 
19 You have found a new partner 1.37 0.75–2.49 
20 You have been pregnant (women) 0.88 0.40–1.93 
21 Your partner has been pregnant (men) 0.51 0.24–1.08 
22 You have had a baby 0.75 0.48–1.18 
23 Your partner has had an abortion 0.64 0.12–3.44 
24 You have been divorced or separated 0.62 0.34–1.12 
Perceived competence   
25 You have experienced a great success/made an extraordinary achievement 0.58* 0.37–0.90 
26 You have failed an important examination 0.59* 0.35–0.98 
Question no.OR95% CI
Family and living conditions   
 1 You have had more conflicts with your partner 0.83 0.49–1.42 
 2 You have had less conflicts with your partner 0.50* 0.28–0.87 
 3 You have had conflicts with your parents 0.44* 0.26–0.73 
 4 A close friend has broken contact with you 0.50* 0.30–0.85 
 5 You have moved to another place 0.82 0.57–1.18 
 6 You have changed jobs 0.80 0.55–1.17 
 7 Your income has deteriorated 0.66 0.43–1.01 
 8 You have had difficulties financing your studies 0.80 0.45–1.44 
 9 You have been unemployed for >14 days 0.79 0.52–1.20 
Serious illness or injury   
10 You have been seriously ill or injured 9.45* 6.34–14.07 
11 You have been hospitalized for >1 week 12.17* 7.94–18.63 
12 One or both of your parents has been seriously ill or injured 0.55 0.30–1.00 
13 Someone in your family has been seriously ill or injured 1.16 0.64–2.07 
14 Someone in your family has been hospitalized 0.95 0.59–1.51 
Deaths   
15 One or both of your parents has died 0.60 0.24–1.49 
16 One or both of your grandparents has died 0.65* 0.44–0.97 
17 A close friend of yours has died 0.82 0.45–1.50 
Sexuality   
18 You have fallen in love 0.65* 0.47–0.91 
19 You have found a new partner 1.37 0.75–2.49 
20 You have been pregnant (women) 0.88 0.40–1.93 
21 Your partner has been pregnant (men) 0.51 0.24–1.08 
22 You have had a baby 0.75 0.48–1.18 
23 Your partner has had an abortion 0.64 0.12–3.44 
24 You have been divorced or separated 0.62 0.34–1.12 
Perceived competence   
25 You have experienced a great success/made an extraordinary achievement 0.58* 0.37–0.90 
26 You have failed an important examination 0.59* 0.35–0.98 

Analysis of relative risks score calculated as Mantel Haenszel–adjusted ORs and 95% CIs for patients compared with referents.

*

Significant.

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