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Table 5 Factors associated with levels of psychological distress among FEWs in multiple logistic regression model

From: HIV risk and psychological distress among female entertainment workers in Cambodia: a cross-sectional study

Variables Total score of GHQ-12
AOR (95 % CI) p-value
Self-rated overall health
 Good Reference  
 Not good 1.88 (1.20–2.94) 0.006
Self-rated quality of life
 Good Reference  
 Not good 2.39 (1.47–3.87) <0.001
Having suicide ideation in the past 3 months
 No Reference  
 Yes 2.41 (1.54–3.76) <0.001
Self-perception of HIV risk compared to the general population
 Higher Reference  
 Same 0.47 (0.26–0.84) 0.01
 Lower 0.48 (0.31–0.74) 0.001
 Don’t know 0.45 (0.24–0.84) 0.01
Had been forced to drink at work in the past 3 months
 No Reference  
 Yes 1.77 (1.19–2.62) 0.005
Had clients requested not to use condoms
 No Reference  
 Yes 3.48 (1.14–10.62) 0.03
Able to find condoms when they needed it
 No Reference  
 Yes 0.64 (0.45–0.93) 0.02
Family member said hurtful or insulting things to
 No Reference  
 Yes 1.84 (1.24–2.75) 0.003
Parent or guardian had been physically abused
 No Reference  
 Yes 1.93 (1.34–2.82) 0.001
  1. Abbreviations: AOR adjusted odds ratio, CI confidence interval, FEWs female entertainment workers, GHQ general health questionnaire
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