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Table 3 Correlates of psychiatric distressa among college students selected by group SCAD analysis

From: Application of group smoothly clipped absolute deviation method in identifying correlates of psychiatric distress among college students

Variable Unadjusted  Adjusted 
OROR (95% CI)P-valueOROR (95% CI)P-value
Intercept   1.21 0.704
City
  Towns of other provinces (Reference category)1.00  1.00  
  Home town0.84(0.64, 1.11)0.2270.87(0.62, 1.20)0.406
  Surrounding town1.20(0.91, 1.57)0.1811.30(0.95, 1.77)0.102
College
  Rehabilitation (Reference category)1.00  1.00  
  Dentistry1.16(0.58, 2.31)0.6740.68(0.24, 1.90)0.470
  Public health1.26(0.67, 2.35)0.4610.72(0.35, 1.46)0.370
  Medicine0.96(0.52, 1.76)0.8990.58(0.22, 1.56)0.287
  Nursing/Midwifery1.12(0.59, 2.15)0.7150.85(0.41, 1.77)0.682
  Paramedical1.29(0.69, 2.39)0.4210.90(0.44, 1.83)0.781
  Pharmacology2.09(1.02, 4.27)0.0421.69(0.56, 5.03)0.345
The average grade of the previous semester
  ≥ 18 (Reference category)1.00  1.00  
  < 144.71(2.43, 9.11)< 0.0012.57(1.18, 5.58)0.017
  14–15.991.48(1.02, 2.16)0.0391.22(0.79, 1.90)0.361
  16–17.991.25(0.88, 1.77)0.2051.27(0.84, 1.90)0.243
Educational level
  Ph.D. (Reference category)1.00  1.00  
  BSc0.41(0.22, 0.77)0.0060.32(0.15, 0.65)0.002
  MSc1.32(0.63, 2.75)0.4560.78(0.34, 1.80)0.574
  MD0.44(0.23, 0.83)0.0120.42(0.16, 1.08)0.074
Interest in the discipline
  No (Reference category)1.00  1.00  
  Yes0.42(0.31, 0.56)< 0.0010.79(0.53, 1.19)0.274
Optimistic about the future
  No (Reference category)1.00  1.00  
  Yes0.44(0.33, 0.58)< 0.0010.64(0.44, 0.94)0.025
Having a boy/girlfriend
  No (Reference category)1.00  1.00  
  Yes2.26(1.79, 2.85)< 0.0011.63(1.24, 2.14)< 0.001
Having an emotional breakup
  No (Reference category)1.00  1.00  
  Yes2.73(2.14, 3.47)< 0.0011.82(1.37, 2.41)< 0.001
Number of cigarettes per day
  Non-smoker (Reference category)1.00  1.00  
  1–93.07(2.17, 4.33)< 0.0011.58(1.04, 2.41)0.031
   ≥ 103.42(1.64, 7.14)0.0011.01(0.39, 2.59)0.974
Substance abuse previous month
  No (Reference category)1.00  1.00  
  Yes6.96(3.99, 12.14)< 0.0012.55(1.32, 4.93)0.005
Having suicidal thoughts ever
  No (Reference category)1.00  1.00  
  Yes7.83(5.43, 11.29)< 0.0015.75(3.84, 8.61)< 0.001
  1. aBased on GHQ-28 questionnaire