n Current psychological distress* (K10 >24) Current risky alcohol use§ (AUDIT >7)
    % AOR (95%CI) % AOR (95%CI)
Lifetime diagnoses          
AD + AUD 49 55.1 1.00 32.5 1.00
AUD only 91 19.8 0.20 (0.09-0.46)*** 39.7 1.40 (0.61-3.25)
AD only 94 45.2 1.03 (0.47-2.25) 9.0 0.25 (0.09-0.73)**
Age          
18-44 65 47.7 1.00 32.7 1.00
45-64 133 31.8 0.41 (0.20-0.84)* 23.9 0.63 (0.27-1.43)
65+ 36 38.9 0.81 (0.29-2.26) 23.5 0.39 (0.12-1.28)
Gender          
Male 106 36.8 1.00 35.9 1.00
Female 128 37.8 0.54 (0.27-1.06) 17.3 0.52 (0.25-1.11)
Recent life events          
0-2 131 24.4 1.00 25.2 1.00
3+ 99 54.5 3.75 (2.02-7.00)*** 26.9 1.07 (0.52-2.19)
Any chronic illness          
No 122 37.7 1.00 24.5 1.00
Yes 112 36.9 1.06 (0.55-2.03) 27.7 1.22 (0.57-2.61)
*p < .05, ** p < .01, ***p < .001. * -2LL = 254.58, χ2(7) = 49.48, p < .001. § -2LL = 193.68, χ2(7) = 27.14, p < .001.AOR: Adjusted Odds Ratios; CI: Confidence Interval; AUDIT: Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test; K10: Kessler 10; AD: Affective disorder; AUD: Alcohol Use Disorder.
Table 2: Relationship between lifetime diagnoses of affective and alcohol use disorders and current functioning for selected participants in the Australian Rural Mental Health Study (n=234).