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Table 2 Factors associated with mental distress among undergraduate health science students of Hawassa University College of Medicine and Health Sciences, SNNPRS, Ethiopia, June 2017 GC

From: Predictors of mental distress among undergraduate health science students of Hawassa University, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Hawassa, SNNPR, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

CharacteristicsMental distress
YesNoCOR (95% CI)AOR (95% CI)P value
Age
 18–2071320.20 (0.057,0.669)0.42 (0.83,2.154)0.299
 21–2380350.194 (0.56,0.674)0.28 (0.58,1.338)0.111
 24–2649290.263 (0.74, 0.931)0.49 (0.11,2.385)0.378
  > 2749111
Year of study
 1st year4016111
 2nd year79360.87 (0.565,2.3  
 3rd year52300.69 (0.693,3)  
 4th year33231.742 (0.793,3.83)  
Marital status
 Married1193.68 (0.629,21.559)0.43 (0.12,1.58)0.204
 Divorced412.33 (0.492,1098)0.16 (0.88,3.039)0.222
 Single180931.125 (0.078,16.3)0.589 (0.054,6.46)0.665
 Other92111
Current substance use
 Yes448112.27 (6.97,21.58)12.84 (7.13,23.13)0.001a
 No16024111
Social support
 Poor7177.47 (3.29,16.95)5.28 (2.18, 12.84)0.001a
 Strong13398111
  1. AOR adjusted odds ratio, COR crudes odds ratio, CI confidence interval
  2. aSignificant association (p < 0.01)