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Table 3 Multiple classification analysis for effect of socio-demographic characteristics and risk factors for psychological wellbeing on the level of depression in the institutionalized orphaned children in Hyderabad

From: Depression among AIDS-orphaned children higher than among other orphaned children in southern India

Variable Categories N = 386 Predicted mean for depression
Unadjusted mean Adjusted mean
Mean Eta Mean Beta P value
Age 12 to 14 years 299 28.3 0.070 27.0 0.101 0.031
15 to 16 years 87 25.9 30.5
Sex Boy 203 28.6 0.059 26.7 0.075 0.087
Girl 183 26.9 28.9
Child orphaned by AIDS Yes 199 34.6 0.484 34.4 0.473 <0.001
No 187 20.5 20.7
Type of orphan* Maternal orphan 60 28.6 0.043 29.2 0.055 0.429
Paternal orphan 205 28.0 27.9
Double orphan 121 26.9 26.8
Duration of stay at the orphanage <=2 years 174 27.1 0.161 27.6 0.067 0.283
3 to 4 years 111 31.2 29.2
> 4 years 101 25.1 26.6
Ever bullied or ill-treated by friend/relatives Yes 151 33.5 0.315 29.6 0.100 0.055
No/Cannot say 235 24.1 26.6
Ever abused at orphanage Yes 80 31.2 0.121 30.8 0.107 0.016
No 306 26.9 27.0
Ever witnessed fights between parents Yes 167 31.6 0.229 29.6 0.118 0.022
No 143 24.9 25.7
Don’t recall/Don’t know 76 24.8 27.7
Ever experienced discrimination Always/many times 40 37.5 0.322 34.2 0.157 0.006
Sometimes 64 34.0 28.6
Never 282 25.0 26.7
  Full model 386     0.587 <0.001
  1. *11 cases for which data were missing were excluded from the model.