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Table 2 Socio-demographic correlates of moderate to severe suicidality as defined by the MINI

From: Prevalence and risk factors for youth suicidality among perinatally infected youths living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda: the CHAKA study

Variable (n = 392)
n (%)
Crude odds ratio
(95% CI)
P value Adjusted odds ratio (95% CI) P-value
Psychosocial vulnerability/protective factors
Sex
 Male 16/183(8.7%) 1 P = 0.238 1 P = 0.172
 Female 26/209(12.4%) 1.5(0.77–2.86)   1.6(0.78–2.91)  
Study site
 Rural 17/199(8.54%) 1 P = 0.158 1 P = 0.172
 Urban 25/193(12.95%) 1.6(0.83–3.05)   1.6(0.84–3.10)  
Age
 Above 15 18/154(11.69%) 1.07(0.55–2.09) P = 0.840 1.03(0.52 –2.06) P = 0.07
 Less 14 21/191(10.99%) 1   1  
Adolescent’s education     1  
 Less than primary 29/289(10.03%) 1 P = 0.47 1.16(0.56–2.36) P = 0.29
 Primary and above 13/103(12.62%) 1.29(0.64–2.59)    
Caregiver Education level
 Less than primary 20/208(9.62%) 1 P = 0.351 1 P = 0.23
 Primary and above 21/166(12.65%) 1.36(0.71–2.6)   1.16(0.59–2.28)  
Religion
 Christian 35/314(11.15%) 1.27(0.54–2.98) P = 0.57 1.27(0.54–3.00) P = 0.28
 Non-Christian 7/78(8.97%) 1   1  
Socio-economic status
 High SES 10/144(6.94%) 1 P = 0.06 1 P = 0.04
 Low SES 32/248(12.90%) 1.98(0.95–4.17)   2.27(1.06 –4.87)  
Tribe
 Muganda 28/280(10.00%) 0.78(0.39–1.54) P = 0.48 0.89(0.43P = 0.301.83) P = 0.30
 Non Muganda 14/112(12.50%) 1   1  
Living arrangement
 Both parents 8/76(10.26%) 1   1  
 Others 34/314(10.83%) 1.06(0.47 – 2.40) P = 0.88 1.09(0.48 – 2.48) P = 0.31
Orphan status
 Orphan 28/245(11.43%) 1.23(0.62 –2.41) P = 0.56 1.27(0.64–2.50) P = 0.26
 Not orphan 14/147(9.52%) 1   1  
Substance use
 Ever used a substance 1/2(50%) 8.47(0.52 –138.27) P = 0.16 9.03(0.–153.70) P = 0.14
 Never used any substance 41/389(10.54%) 1   1  
Suffered sexual abuse
 Yes 2/8(25.00%) 2.87(0.56 – 14.68) P = 0.25 2.51(0.48 – 13.02) P = 0.21
 No 40/384(10.42%) 1   1  
Suffered physical abuse
 Yes 17/140(12.14%) 1.24(0.64 –2.39) P = 0.52 1.16(0.60–2.24) P = 0.29
 No 25/250(10.00%) 1   1