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Table 2 Factors associated with professional help-seeking behavior (n = 226)

From: Health care seeking behavior for depression in Northeast Ethiopia: depression is not considered as illness by more than half of the participants

Variable Professional help-seeking behavior COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
Yes No
Sex
 Female 43 86 2.73 (1.41, 5.29) 2.77 (1.28, 5.99)
 Male 15 82 1 1
Ever use of tobacco
 Yes 5 28 0.47 (0.17,1.29) 0.49 (0.13, 1.93)
 No 53 140 1 1
Current drinking of alcohol
 Yes 33 79 1.49 (0.82, 2.71) 2.74 (1.27, 5.94)
 No 25 89 1 1
Family history of mental illness
 Yes 5 6 2.55 (0.742, 8.69) 2.36 (0.52, 10.71)
 No 53 162 1 1
Co-morbid illness
 Yes 19 20 3.61 (1.75, 7.41) 4.49* (1.82, 11.07)
 No 39 148 1 1
Perception about depression
 Severe illness 36 64 2.66 (1.44, 4.92) 2.44 (1.20, 4.93)
 Benign illness 22 64 1 1
Social support
 Poor 20 57 1.24 (0.64, 2.40) 0.73 (0.321, 1.664)
 Intermediate 27 95 1 1
 Strong 11 16 2.42 (1.01, 5.83) 2.17 (0.75, 6.31)
Depression severity
 Mild 27 132 1 1
 Moderate 13 29 2.19 (1.01, 4.75) 2.54 (1.086, 5.93)
 Severe 18 7 12.57 (4.78, 33.03) 7.67**(2.69, 21.81)
  1. COR crude odds ratio, AOR adjusted odds ratio
  2. ** p value less than 0.001, * p value less than 0.01