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Table 3 Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression models of suicidal ideation in Ethiopian university students

From: Suicidal thoughts among university students in Ethiopia

Variables COR, 95% CI AOR, 95% CI p value
Gender
 Male Ref
 Female 1.17 (0.82–1.66) 1.07 (0.73–1.58) 0.72
Age (years)
 17–19 Ref
 20–24 2.46 (0.85–7.14) 2.62 (0.83–8.22) 0.11
 >25 1.97 (0.73–5.36) 2.41 (0.84–6.91) 0.10
Residence
 Rural Ref   
 Urban 1.22 (0.85–1.76) 1.49 (0.99–2.21) 0.52
Year of study
 1st year Ref
 2nd year 1.18 (0.78–1.79) 1.09 (0.69–1.73) 0.71
 3rd year 0.87 (0.58–1.31) 0.87 (0.56–1.34) 0.52
Relationship status
 Single 0.7 (0.5–0.98) 0.71 (0.49–1.02) 0.06
 In relationship Ref   
Religious practice
 Yes Ref
 No 1.23 (0.74–2.03) 1.54 (0.89–2.67) 0.13
Mental distress
 Yes 2.36 (1.67–3.34) 2.0 (1.38–2.91) < 0.0001***
 No Ref   
Family history of mental illness
 Yes 3.60 (2.30–5.62) 3.05 (1.89–4.92) < 0.0001***
 No Ref
Social support
 Non or low 2.21 (1.56–3.1) 2.0 (1.35–2.82) < 0.001**
 Moderate or high Ref   
Current cigarette smoker
 Yes 1.56 (0.84–2.91) 1.09 (0.52–2.31) 0.82
 No Ref   
Current kaht chewer
 Yes 1.9 (1.22–2.90) 1.78 (1.05–3.0) 0.03*
 No Ref
Current alcohol user
 Yes 1.39 (0.91–1.93) 1.60 ((1.05–2.42) 0.03*
 No Ref   
  1. Ref reference category, COR crude odds ratio, AOR adjusted odds ratio
  2. p < 0.05, **p < 0.001, ***p < 0.0001