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Table 2 Factors associated with suicidal ideation at baseline

From: Trained lay health workers reduce common mental disorder symptoms of adults with suicidal ideation in Zimbabwe: a cohort study

  Univariate Multivariate
OR (95% CI) p OR (95% CI) p
Gender
(reference: male)
Female 1.62 (0.71, 3.70) 0.25 1.34 (0.57, 3.15) 0.50
Age
(reference: 18–24)
25–34 2.90 (1.25, 6.77) 0.09 3.00 (1.26, 7.16) 0.09
35–44 2.15 (0.87, 5.31) 2.30 (0.91, 5.82)
45+ 1.88 (0.69, 5.10) 1.94 (0.69, 5.49)
Earning salary
(reference: no)
Yes 0.73 (0.44, 1.20) 0.21   
Marital status
(reference: married)
Divorced/ separated/ widowed 1.02 (0.59, 1.77) 0.95   
Single 0.70 (0.20, 2.39) 0.57   
Children aged < 16 at home
(reference: 0)
1 0.94 (0.44, 1.98) 0.87   
2 0.90 (0.43, 1.86) 0.77   
3 0.88 (0.40, 1.94) 0.75   
4+ 0.75 (0.30, 1.89) 0.55   
HIV status
(reference: negative)
Positive 1.47 (0.88, 2.47) 0.14   
Declined/ missing 0.54 (0.20, 1.45) 0.22   
Has any household income
(reference: no)
Yes 0.49 (0.27, 0.87) 0.01 0.52 (0.29, 0.95) 0.03
Chronic condition
(reference: no)
Yes 0.97 (0.55, 1.72) 0.92   
Skipped at least one meal in the past month due to lack of food
(reference: no)
Yes 3.07 (1.85, 5.09) < 0.001 3.06 (1.81, 5.18) < 0.001
Went to sleep hungry in the past week
(reference: no)
Yes 2.09 (1.25, 3.47) 0.01