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Table 2 Social correlates of suicidality

From: The prevalence and characteristics of suicidality in HIV/AIDS as seen in an African population in Entebbe district, Uganda

  Number in study (N,%) Suicidality (n,%) Unadjusted OR (95 % CI) Adjusted OR (95 % CI)1
Food Security    P = 0.04 P = 0.05
  Enough  549 (88.8) 38 (6.9) 1 1
  Not enough  69 (11.2) 10 (14.5) 2.28 (1.08-4.81) 2.26 (1.06-4.84)
Distance from HIV Clinic    P = 0.80 P = 0.76
  Less than 3 km  94 (15.2) 8 (8.5) 1 1
  3 to 5 km  166 (26.9) 11 (6.6) 0.76 (0.30-1.99) 0.72 (0.28-1.89)
  More than 5 km  358 (57.9) 29 (8.1) 0.95 (0.42-2.15) 0.91 (0.40-2.08)
When knew HIV Status    P = 0.92 P = 0.88
  Up to 12 months ago  150 (24.4) 12 (8.0) 1 1
  More than 12 months  465 (75.6) 36 (7.7) 1.03 (0.52-2.05) 0.95 (0.47-1.92)
On ART    P = 0.75 P = 0.38
  Yes  399 (64.6) 32 (8.0) 1.10 (0.59-2.06) 1.34 (0.69-2.60)
  No  219 (35.4) 16 (7.3) 1 1
Social Support    P = 0.09 P = 0.19
  Low  188 (30.4) 20 (10.6) 1.71 (0.94-3.12) 1.52 (0.82-2.79)
  High  430 (69.6) 28 (6.5) 1 1
Negative life events    P < 0.001 P < 0.001
  1-5 events  350 (56.6) 11 (3.1) 1 1
  6-10 events  191 (43.7) 16 (8.4) 2.82 (1.28-6.20) 2.63 (1.19-5.83)
  11 +   77 (12.5) 21 (27.3) 11.6 (5.3-25.3) 10.6 (4.79-23.5)
Stress Score index    P < 0.001 P < 0.001
  Low (score 0)  164 (26.5) 4 (2.4) 1 1
  Medium (score 1–10)  323 (52.3) 16 (5.0) 2.08 (0.69-6.34) 1.95 (0.64-5.97)
  High (score   > 10) 131 (21.2) 28 (21.4) 10.9 (3.70-31.9) 9.69 (3.28-28.7)
  1. 1 adjusted for age group and sex.