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Table 3 Psychological and Clinical 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
Negative Coping Style index    P = 0.009 P = 0.02
  Low  101 (16.3) 5 (5.0) 1 1
  Medium  322 (52.1) 18 (5.6) 1.14 (0.41-3.14) 1.08 (0.39-3.03)
  High  195 (31.6) 25 (12.8) 2.82 (1.05-7.61) 2.54 (0.93-6.93)
Past Psychiatric History    P = 0.03 P = 0.03
  Present 16 (2.6) 4 (25.0) 4.23 (1.31-13.7) 4.49 (1.33-15.1)
Family history of psychiatric Illness    P = 0.08 P = 0.09
  Present 120 (19.6) 14 (11.7) 1.84 (0.95-3.56) 1.81 (0.92-3.54)
Neurocognitive Impairment    P = 0.30 P = 0.29
  Present 396 (64.1) 34 (8.6) 1.39 (0.73-2.67) 1.41 (0.73-2.70)
Psychosocial Impairment    P = 0.03 P = 0.03
  Present 318 (51.5) 32 (10.1) 1.99 (1.07-3.70) 2.01 (1.07-3.76)
Most Recent CD4 count (cells/μL)    P = 0.37 P = 0.30
  < 100 66 (12.5) 4 (6.1) 1 1
  100-249  159 (30.2) 15 (9.4) 1.61 (0.51-5.06) 1.52 (0.48-4.81)
  250-349  81 (15.4) 9 (11.1) 1.94 (0.57-6.60) 1.69 (0.49-5.85)
  350 +   220 (35.6) 13 (5.9) 0.97 (0.31-3.09) 0.81 (0.25-2.63)
BMI Index    P = 0.60 P = 0.67
  Underweight  56 (9.2) 4 (7.1) 1 1
  Normal  388 (64.9) 29 (7.5) 1.05 (0.35-3.11) 0.92 (0.30-2.78)
  Overweight  117 (20.0) 13 (11.1) 1.62 (0.50-5.23) 1.30 (0.39-4.32)
  Obese  35 (5.9) 2 (5.7) 0.79 (0.14-4.54) 0.57 (0.10-3.46)
Diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder    P < 0.001  
  Present  10 (1.6) 8 (80.0) 56.8 (11.7-276.4) *
Diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder    P = 0.003  
  Present  5 (0.81) 3 (60.0) 18.9 (3.08-116.2) *
Alcohol dependency disorder    P = 0.29  
  Present  4 (0.65) 1 (25.0) 4.02 (0.41-39.4) *
Major depressive disorder    P < 0.001 P < 0.001
  Present  50 (8.1) 27 (54.0) 30.6 (15.1-62.0) 30.3 (14.4-63.8)
  1. 1 adjusted for age group and sex
  2. * numbers too small to obtain reliable adjusted estimates.