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Table 4 Factors associated with anxiety by using multivariable logistic regression among prisoners in Northwest Amhara correctional center

From: Anxiety and associated factors among prisoners in North West of Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia

Explanatory variables Anxiety COR,95 % CI AOR,95 % CI
Yes (%) No (%)   
Frequency of conduct religious practice   
 Always 103 205 1  
 Sometimes 96 133 1.43 (1.00,2.05)  
 Never 35 77 0.90 (0.56,1.43)  
Did you feel happy with your life until you became a prisoner
 Yes 193 374 1  
 No 41 41 1.94 (1.21,3.09) 2.49 (1.38,4.55)**
Had you been discriminated because of your imprisonment
 Yes 118 165 1  
 No 116 250 0.65 (0.47,0.89)  
Did you believe on the crime you made
 Yes 88 179 1  
 No 105 208 1.03 (0.72,1.45)  
 I don’t know 41 28 2.98 (1.74,5.17)  
Family history of mental illness     
 Yes 36 48 1  
 No 198 367 0.72 (0.45,1.15)  
Current cigarette smoking habit     
 Yes 20 11 3.44 (1.6, 7.6) 2.6 (1.08, 6.6)*
 No 214 404 1 1
Is there any impossibilities that prevent you to resettle to the previous state
 Yes 107 106 1  
 No 127 309 0.41 (0.29,0.57)  
Do you have a hope that you could get excuse
 Yes 141 273 1  
 No 93 142 1.27 (0.91,1.76)  
Name of the prison     
 Bahir Dar 136 104 1 1
 Debre Tabor 22 168 0.10 (0.06,0.16) 0.11 (0.06,0.20)***
 Gondar 76 143 0.41(0.28,0.59) 0.43(0.28,0.67)***
  1. *significant <0.05, **significant p< 0.01, ***significant p< 0.001