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Table 2 Univariate logistic regression analysis of the factors associated with depressive symptoms in left-behind children (n = 1076)

From: Depressive symptoms and associated factors among left-behind children in China: a cross-sectional study

Variables N Depressed rate (%) OR OR (95%CI)
Parental relationship
 Good 670 325 48.51 1(reference)  
 Middle 321 204 63.55 1.85 1.41–2.43
 Poor 85 60 70.59 2.55 1.56–4.16
Parents’ expectation
 High 626 329 52.56 1(reference)  
 Middle 441 253 57.37 1.22 0.95–1.55
 Low 9 7 77.78 3.16 0.65–15.33
Academic stressor
 Low 16 8 50.00 1(reference)  
 Middle 528 270 51.14 1.05 0.39–2.83
 High 532 311 58.46 1.41 0.52–3.81
Parent-child relationship
 Good 444 202 45.50 1(reference)  
 Middle 590 360 61.02 1.88 1.46–2.41
 Poor 42 27 64.29 2.16 1.12–4.17
Teacher-student relationship
 Good 545 244 44.77 1(reference)  
 Middle 504 323 64.09 2.20 1.72–2.82
 Poor 27 22 81.48 5.43 2.03–14.54
Peer relationship
 Good 721 359 49.79 1(reference)  
 Middle 344 221 64.24 1.81 1.39–2.36
 Poor 11 9 81.82 4.54 0.97–21.15
Substance abuse
 No 955 514 53.82 1(reference)  
 Yes 121 75 61.98 1.40 0.95–2.06