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Table 5 Nested model building based on the Akaike Information Criterion and Bayesian Information Criterion on seeking care in psychiatric hospital

From: Pathways to psychiatric care for mental disorders: a retrospective study of patients seeking mental health services at a public psychiatric facility in Ghana

Variables Model 1 p value Model 2 p value
  aOR (95 % CI)   aOR (95 % CI)  
Education level
No formal education ref   ** **
Basic educationa 0.40 (0.07–2.20)c    
Secondary educationb 0.34 (0.05–2.23) 0.149   
Tertiary 0.16 (0.03–0.90)    
Marital status
Single/never married ref    
Married 0.22 (0.05–0.88)c   ** **
Widowed 0.05 (0.00–0.65)    
Divorced 0.38 (0.07–1.91)    
Separated 0.2 (0.07–1.91) 0.143   
Religion
Christian ref    
Others 0.3 (0.05–2.50)c 0.218 ** **
Occupation
Unemployed ref   ref  
Self-employed 2.99 (0.85–10.54)c   1.89 (0.66–5.32)  
Public servant 11.07 (1.21–101.28) 0.008* 4.36 (1.16–16.30) 0.011*
Measures of Fit for logistic
AIC 1.357   1.356  
BIC −341.424   −349.526   
  1. AIC akaike information criterion, BIC Bayesian information criterion
  2. * p < 0.05; ** Variables that were not used in the model
  3. a Primary/junior high
  4. bSenior high/vocational
  5. c Variables used in the model