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Table 4 Bi-variable and multivariate analysis of suicidal ideation among medical students at the University of Gondar, Northwest Ethiopia, 2019 (n = 393)

From: Suicide ideation, attempt, and determinants among medical students Northwest Ethiopia: an institution-based cross-sectional study

Variables Categories Suicidal ideation COR (95%, CI) AOR (95%, CI) p-value
Yes No
Sex Male 26 215 1 1  
Female 29 123 1.95(1.10,2.46) 5.21(3.42,7.20) 0.001
Family history of mental illness Yes 14 36 2.86(1.42,5.76) 1.88(0.80,4.41) 0.149
No 41 302 1 1  
History of mental illness Yes 4 9 2.87(0.85,9.66) 2.40(0.57,10.15) 0.23
No 51 329 1 1  
Depression Yes 40 82 8.32(4.38,11.84) 10.12(6.80, 15.52) 0.001
No 15 256 1 1  
Current alcohol Yes 32 136 2.07(1.16,3.68) 1.57(0.76,3.24) 0.39
No 23 202 1 1  
Current khat Yes 16 35 3.55(1.80,7.00) 4.46(3.32, 10.02) 0.01
No 39 303 1 1  
Current cigarette Yes 10 27 2.56(1.16,5.64) 0.53(0.13, 2.19) 0.39
No 45 311 1 1  
Social support Poor 25 79 5.20(1.89,7.23) 4.46(3.43, 9.87) 0.01
Moderate 25 177 2.31(0.86,6.27) 1.95(0.67, 5.81) 0.22
Good 5 82 1 1