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dc.contributor.authorThimm, Jens
dc.contributor.authorRognmo, Kamilla
dc.contributor.authorRye, Marte
dc.contributor.authorFlåm, Anna Margrete
dc.contributor.authorNæss, Eva Therese
dc.contributor.authorSkre, Ingunn
dc.contributor.authorWang, Catharina Elisabeth Arfwedson
dc.description.abstractAims: Potentially traumatic events (PTEs) can have detrimental consequences for an individual’s physical and mental health. Exposure to PTEs is therefore increasingly assessed in population-based studies. Consistent with this trend, the most recent wave of the longitudinal population-based Tromsø study (Tromsø 7) in Northern Norway included a list of PTEs. The aim of the present study was to describe the prevalence of PTEs in the sample and examine demographic correlates of reported PTE exposure in this group. Methods: In Tromsø 7, a total of 21,083 participants aged ⩾40 years (52.5% female, mean age 57.3 years) were asked about exposure to nine PTEs that occurred in childhood, in adulthood and in the previous year. Differences between demographic groups in exposure to PTEs were examined using chi-square tests and logistic regression analyses. Results: Overall, 67% of the participants reported at least one PTE across the three time intervals. A life-threatening illness or serious accident of a loved one (36.8%) or of the respondent (24.0%) and bullying (21.5%) were the most frequently reported PTEs. Female sex, younger age, indigenous or immigrant ethnicity and higher education were associated with an increased likelihood of reporting at least one PTE. Group differences with respect to specific PTEs were observed. Conclusions: The experience of PTEs is common among the participants in the Tromsø 7 study. The current study lays the foundation for further research into the associations between PTEs and physical and mental health within the Tromsø study.en_US
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleThe prevalence of potentially traumatic events in the seventh survey of the population-based Tromsø study (Tromsø 7)en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright Author(s) 2021en_US
dc.source.journalScandinavian Journal of Public Healthen_US
dc.identifier.citationScandinavian Journal of Public Health, 2021.en_US

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