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Table 7 Bivariate and multivariable logistic regression analysis for factors associated with suicidal attempt among PLWHA at selected public hospitals, North Shewa Zone, Ethiopia, 2017 (n = 326)

From: Suicidal ideation and attempt among people living with HIV/AIDS in selected public hospitals: Central Ethiopia

Variables Suicidal attempt COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
  Yes No   
Marital status     
 Married 6 134 1.00 1.00
 Never married 5 54 1.78 (0.77, 4.10) 2.60 (0.55, 12.24)
 Divorced 10 71 2.21 (1.06, 4.63) 2.42 (0.52, 11.32)
 Widowed 2 44 1.39 (0.53, 3.63) 0.58 (0.08, 4.20)
Employment status     
 Unemployed/none 5 22 3.42 (1.14, 10.32) 1.66 (0.25, 11.11)
 Productive 3 55 0.82 (0.23, 2.94) 0.46 (0.10, 2.15)
 Income generating 15 226 1.00 1.00
Place of residence     
 Urban 22 258 1.00 1.00
 Rural 1 45 0.26 (0.03,1.98) 0.19 (0.02, 1.72)
Average monthly income     
 < 300 ETB 10 84 9.17 (1.15, 73.28) 11.55 (1.12, 18.86) *
 300–879 ETB 3 66 3.50 (0.36, 34.46) 3.57 (0.28, 45.98)
 880–1800 ETB 9 76 9.12 (0.13, 73.73) 9.21 (0.92, 91.84)
 > 1800 ETB 1 77 1.00 1.00
Hunger in the last month     
 Yes 9 54 2.96 (1.22, 7.20) 1.64 (0.45, 5.96)
 No 14 249 1.00 1.00
Past psychiatric illness     
 Yes 5 19 4.15 (1.39, 12.40) 2.893 (0.573, 14.614)
 No 18 284 1.00 1.00
Family history of suicidality     
 Yes 3 10 4.40 (1.12, 7.25) 5.099 (0.80, 32.499)
 No 20 293 1.00 1.00
Self-rated current health status     
HIV positive with no symptoms 12 239 1.00 1.00
 Have symptoms, not changed normal daily routines 8 37 4.31 (1.65, 11.24) 1.37 (0.35, 5.33)
 Symptoms, change normal daily routines; extra rest not required 2 20 1.99 (0.42, 9.53) 0.43 (0.05, 3.98)
 Symptoms, in bed, or resting, less than half of waking hours 1 7 2.85 (0.32, 25.02) 0.17 (0.01, 5.74)
Symptoms of anxiety and depression
 Normal 8 236 1.00 1.00
 Mild 7 33 6.26 (2.13, 18.39) 5.44 (1.64, 18.07) **
 Moderate to severe 8 34 6.94 (2.44,19.71) 4.46 (1.40, 14.25) *
History of gossip with the last 12 months because of HIV status
 Often 7 28 6.61 (2.16, 20.26) 4.98 (1.38, 17.93) *
 Sometimes 8 59 3.58 (1.25, 10.30) 5.14 (1.51, 17.52) **
 Hardly ever 1 31 0.85 (0.10, 7.17) 0.77 (0.07, 8.01)
 Never 7 185 1.00 1.00
Consider oneself spiritual or religious
 Yes 15 250 1.00 1.00
 No 8 53 2.52 (1.02, 6.24) 2.76 (0.94, 8.13)
Rate of importance of faith/belief in life (mean score of scale from 0 to 5)
 Important (> = 3.96) 13 215 1.00 1.00
 Not important (< 3.96) 10 88 1.88 (0.80, 4.45) 0.98 (0.27, 3.60)
Ever use of tobacco     
 Yes 3 17 2.52 (0.68, 9.34) 1.51 (0.12, 19.65)
 No 20 286 1.00 1.00
Current use of tobacco     
 Yes 1 2 6.84 (0.60, 78.42) 3.78 (0.05, 285.73)
 No 22 301 1.00 1.00
Current use of alcohol     
 Yes 11 86 2.31 (0.98, 5.44) 3.34 (1.21, 9.25) *
 No 12 217 1.00 1.00
Ever use of khat     
 Yes 5 32 2.35 (0.82, 6.77) 2.05 (0.34, 12.52)
 No 18 271 1.00 1.00
  1. *P value is significant at P < 0.05, **P value is significant at P < 0.01, ***P value is significant at P ≤ 0.001, 1.00 = reference for category, P value of Hosmer and Lemeshow test = 0.57