Table 2

 Association between duration and number of deployments since 2000, for about a three year period, and problems at home during and after deployment (n=5547)

VariablesNo (%)Adjusted odds ratio (95% CI)*Odds ratio (95%CI)†
Problems at home during last deployment
Duration of deployments (months):
 <5 163 (18.2)1.04 (0.84 to 1.29)1.14 (0.92 to 1.42)
 5-8 329 (18.2)1.001.00
 9-12 325 (20.0)1.10 (0.93 to 1.31)1.12 (0.93 to 1.34)
 ≥13267 (22.1)1.28 (1.06 to 1.54)1.22 (1.00 to 1.48)
No of deployments:
 1638 (19.1)1.001.00
 2338 (20.0)1.04 (0.89 to 1.20)1.02 (0.87 to 1.19)
 ≥3108 (20.8)1.15 (0.91 to 1.45)1.11 (0.87 to 1.41)
Problems at home after last deployment
Duration of deployments (months):
 <5 144 (18.2)1.04 (0.83 to 1.30)1.11 (0.89 to 1.40)
 5-8 298 (18.0)1.001.00
 9-12 291 (19.3)1.03 (0.86 to 1.24)0.97 (0.80 to 1.17)
 ≥13 248 (22.5)1.25 (1.02 to 1.52)1.14 (0.93 to 1.40)
No of deployments:
 1561 (18.8)1.001.00
 2325 (20.6)1.14 (0.97 to 1.33)1.09 (0.92 to 1.28)
 ≥395 (19.4)1.14 (0.89 to 1.45)1.13 (0.87 to 1.45)

Information on problems at home was missing for two regulars during deployment and 492 regulars after deployment.

*Adjusted for sex, age, serving status, rank, service, and marital status.

†Adjusted for sex, age, serving status, rank, service, marital status, role in theatre, time spent in a forward area, and type of deployment.