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Table 3 Characteristics associated with depressive symptoms in univariate and multivariate analysis (main effects only, N = 3,196)

From: Correlates of depressive symptoms among Latino and Non-Latino White adolescents: Findings from the 2003 California Health Interview Survey

Characteristics Depressive Symptoms N (%) chi-square p-value Univariate OR (95% CI) Multivariate* OR (95% CI)
Total sample 232 (7.3)   - -
Ethnic background   <0.001   
   Non-Latino White 114 (5.5)   1 1
   Latino (high acculturation) 84 (9.7)   1.85 (1.38–2.48) 1.39 (1.00–1.95)
   Latino (low acculturation) 34 (13.1)   2.58 (1.72–3.88) 1.81 (1.12–2.93)
Age   0.7   
   12 – 13 75 (6.8)   0.92 (0.66–1.23) 0.96 (0.68–1.35)
   14 – 15 83 (7.7)   1.06 (0.76–1.46) 1.10 (0.78–1.54)
   16 – 17 74 (7.3)   1 1
Gender   <0.001   
   Male 78 (4.8)   1 1
   Female 154 (9.8)   2.16 (1.63–2.86) 2.30 (1.72–3.07)
Poverty Level   <0.001   
   ≥ 200% 116 (5.5)   1 1
   <200% 116 (10.5)   2.01 (1.54–2.63) 1.34 (0.96–1.87)
Household Type   <0.001   
   Both parents 150 (6.3)   1 1
   One parent 82 (10.3)   1.72 (1.30–2.28) 1.55 (1.15–2.09)
Support at home   <0.001   
   High 88 (5.5)   1 1
   Low 144 (9.1)   1.72 (1.31–2.27) 1.16 (0.87–1.57)
Support at school   <0.001   
   High 52 (3.1)   1 1
   Low 180 (11.8)   4.16 (3.03–5.71) 3.52 (2.52–4.92)
  1. *adjusted for all other variables in the table