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Table 3 Predictors of intending to seek help from informal help-providers examined using simultaneous binary logistic regression (n = 3760)

From: Predicting intentions to seek help for depression among undergraduates in Sri Lanka

Predictor variable Friend Parent Family All types of informal help
Adjusted OR
(99% CI)
Adjusted OR
(99% CI)
Adjusted OR
(99% CI)
Adjusted OR
(99% CI)
Gender (reference group: Male)
Female   2.22*** (1.68, 2.94)   1.51*** (1.23, 1.86)
Faculty (reference group: Medicine)
Arts and Education 0.61** (0.41, 0.92)
[Equiv OR = 1.64]
   0.60** (0.41, 0.90)
[Equiv OR = 1.67]
Management and Finance 0.65** (0.45, 0.96)
[Equiv OR = 1.54]
0.59** (0.38, 0.93)
[Equiv OR = 1.69]
0.46** (0.22, 0.97)
[Equiv OR = 2.17]
0.61** (0.42, 0.89)
[Equiv OR = 1.64]
Computer 0.62** (0.40, 0.94)
[Equiv OR = 1.61]
   0.66** (0.44, 0.98)
[Equiv OR = 1.52]
Year of study (reference group: 1st year)
3rd Year   0.70** (0.49, 0.98)
[Equiv OR = 1.43]
  
Whether those who personally experienced problem sought help (reference group: help not sought)
Tried first but got help later 1.74*** (1.25, 2.43) 1.95*** (1.25, 3.05)   1.83*** (1.33, 2.52)
Help sought 1.91*** (1.28, 2.84) 1.76*** (1.05, 2.98)   1.94*** (1.32, 2.86)
Recognition of problem (reference group: not recognised)
Recognised using mental health-related labels (excluding the label “depression”)   1.33** (1.02, 1.74)   
Stigma Scale Scores
Dangerous-Undesirable Scale 0.95** (0.90, 1.00)
[IQOR = 0.90]
[Equiv OR = 1.11]
0.93** (0.87, 0.99)
[IQOR = 0.86]
[Equiv OR = 1.16]
  0.94** (0.89, 0.98)
[IQOR = 0.87]
[Equiv OR = 1.15]
Social Distance Scale 0.94*** (0.90, 0.97)
[IQOR = 0.77]
[Equiv OR = 1.30]
   0.96** (0.93,1.00)
[IQOR = 0.86]
[Equiv OR = 1.16]
Nagelkerke R2 0.04 0.10 0.05 0.06
  1. ** p < .01; *** p < .001
  2. Notes
  3. Interquartile ORs abbreviated as IQOR
  4. ORs < 1 were converted into 1/OR and have been presented as Equiv OR
  5. Only adjusted ORs for the variables which were found to be significant predictors of the undergraduates’ intentions to seek informal help have been provided