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Table 3 Multivariable logistic regression analyses of factors associated with psychological distress among prisoners in Northwest Amhara, 2015 (n = 649)

From: Psychological distress and associated factors among prisoners in North West Ethiopia: cross-sectional study

Explanatory variables Psychological distress COR,95 % CI AOR,95 % CI
Yes (%) No (%)   
Sex     
 Male 492 91 1  
 Female 49 17 0.53 (0.29, 0.99)  
Length of stay in the prison    0.94 (0.91, 0.97) 0.93 (0.89, 0.97)*
Had you been discriminated because of your imprisonment
 Yes 244 39 1  
 No 297 69 0.69 (0.44,1.05)  
How often do you feel guilty     
 Always 53 301 1  
 Sometimes 91 14 1.14 (0.62, 2.23)  
 I never think 149 41 1.14 (0.41, 1.00)  
Satisfaction with the prison service     
 Very satisfied 48 17 1 1
 Low/No satisfaction 493 91 1.92 (1.03, 3.42) 3.01 (1.38, 6.51)*
Previous psychiatric problem     
 Yes 84 8 1  
 No 457 100 0.43 (0.19, 0.87)  
Is there a possibility that would prevent you to resettle to the previous state
 Yes 188 25 1  
 No 353 83 0.56 (0.34, 0.90)  
Social support     
 Yes 201 28 0.59 (0.36, 0.93)  
 No 340 80 1  
Place of the prison     
 Bahir Dar 216 24 1 1
 Debre Tabor 160 30 0.59 (0.33,1.05) 1.26 (0.63, 2.47)*
 Gondar 165 54 0.34 (0.19, 0.56) 0.38 (0.19, 0.71)*
  1. * Significance at P value <0.05 AIC: 451.35