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Table 2 Multivariate logistic regression of factors independently associated with depression among primary caregivers of patients with severe mental illness in south west, Ethiopia (n = 284)

From: Prevalence of depression and its associated factors among primary caregivers of patients with severe mental illness in southwest, Ethiopia

Variables P-value AOR 95% C. I
Lower Upper
Sex Male 0.19 0.47 0.15 1.45
Female   Reference   
Life time alcohol use Yes 0.21 2.36 0.62 9.05
No   Reference   
Marital status Single 0.04 2.62 1.07 6.41
Married   Reference   
Divorced/widowed 0.85 1.13 0.33 3.90
Religion Orthodox Christians 0.37 1.79 0.50 6.40
Muslim   Reference   
Protestant 0.19 2.77 0.61 12.51
Ethnicity Oromo   Reference   
Amhara 0.24 0.49 0.15 1.62
Keffa 0.12 0.14 0.01 1.65
Other 0.18 0.36 0.08 1.57
Occupation Unemployed 0.18 0.28 0.04 1.83
Labor worker 0.80 1.26 0.21 7.77
Employee 0.94 1.07 0.19 6.02
Farmer   Reference   
Merchant 0.92 1.09 0.22 5.38
Housewife 0.90 0.91 0.21 3.90
Other 0.33 2.55 0.39 16.61
Income <650 Eth birr   Reference   
651-1000Eth birr 0.59 1.34 0.47 3.84
1001–1897 Eth birr 0.90 1.08 0.31 3.83
>1987Eth birr 0.07 0.28 0.07 1.08
Hours spent by caregiver per day to give care Six hours and less   Reference   
More than six hours 0.004 3.75 1.51 9.33
Suicidal attempts No attempt   Reference   
Only once 0.52 1.39 0.51 3.80
Twice and more 0.04 1.48 1.07 3.42
Age of the patients 18–27   Reference   
28–37 0.10 0.46 0.18 1.16
38–47 0.01 0.23 1.05 1.13
48–57 0.24 2.49 0.54 11.43
Frequency of attending a place of worship Daily   Reference   
2–3 time/week 0.23 1.74 0.71 4.27
Never 0.57 1.50 0.37 6.06
Level of Education Illiterate   Reference   
Read and write 0.08 0.38 0.13 1.11
Primary 0.09 0.34 0.10 1.19
Secondary 0.02 0.09 0.01 0.64
Tertiary 0.36 0.28 0.02 4.20
Relationship to Patients Spouse 0.64 1.31 0.42 4.13
Child 0.63 1.36 0.39 4.82
Parents   Reference   
Siblings/relative 0.08 0.24 0.05 1.17
Living together with patient Yes 0.69 1.45 0.24 8.63
No   Reference   
Perceived social support   0.001 0.94 0.90 0.98
Perceived stigma   0.08 1.10 0.99 1.22