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Table 4 Distribution of socio-demographic factors of actual help seeking behavior for depression by socio-demographic characteristics, Jimma University, Ethiopia, November, 2014

From: Help-seeking behaviour for depressive disorders among adult cardiovascular outpatient cardiac clinic Jimma University Teaching Hospital, Jimma, South-West Ethiopia: crosssectional study

Factors Help seeking COR (95%CI) P-value
Yes No
Sex
 Male 42 (44.7%) 52 (55.3%) 2.74 (1.47–5.08) 0.001
 Female 23 (22.8%) 78 (77.2%) Ref
Age of respondent
 18–27 5 (20.8%) 19 (79.2%) 0.32 (0.1–0.99) 0.49
 28–37 7 (20.6%) 27 (79.4%) 0.31 (0.11–0.86) 0.025
 38–47 10 (40.0%) 15 (60.0%) 0.8 (0.0.29–2.16) 0.66
 48–57 9 (27.3%) 24 (72.2%) 0.45 (0.17–1.18) 0.1
 58–67 20 (45.5%) 24 (54.5%) Ref  
 ≥ 68 14 (40.0%) 21 (60.0%) 0.8 (0.32–1.96) 0.63
Marital status
 Married 53 (36.3%) 93 (63.7%) Ref  
 Othersa 12 (24.5%) 37 (75.5%) 0.57 (0.27–1.18) 0.13
Ethnicity
 Oromo 53 (34.6%) 100 (65.4%) Ref  
 Amhara 5 (26.3%) 14 (73.7%) 0.67 (0.23–1.97) 0.47
 Othersb 7 (30.4%) 16 (69.6%) 0.82 (0.32–2.13) 0.69
Religion
 Muslim 53 (34.6%) 100 (65.4%) Ref  
 Christian 12 (28.6%) 30 (71.4%) 0.75 (0.36–1.59) 0.46
Attending place of worship
 Daily 24 (33.8%) 47 (66.2%) 1.33 (0.67–2.65) 0.41
 2–3 times per week 11 (42.3%) 15 (57.7%) 1.91 (0.77–4.77) 0.16
 Once per week 23 (27.7%) 60 (72.3%) Ref  
 Less than per week 7 (46.7%) 8 (53.3%) 2.28 (0.74–7.01) 0.15
Educational level
 Illiterate 35 (32.7%) 72 (67.3%) 1.55 (0.70–3.40) 0.27
 Able to read and write only 11 (23.9%) 35 (76.1%) Ref  
 Formal education 19 (45.2%) 23 (54.8%) 2.63 (1.10–6.53) 0.037
Annual income of respondent (Birr)
 Less than 900 14 (27.5%) 37 (72.5%) Ref  
 900–2999 12 (27.9%) 31 (72.1%) 1.02 (0.413–2.53) 0.96
 3000–9999 16 (32.0%) 34 (68.0%) 1.24 (0.53–2.93) 0.61
 ≥ 10,000 23 (45.1%) 28 (54.9%) 2.17 (0.95–4.96)  0.06
Occupation
 Unemployed 10 (18.2%) 45 (81.8%) Ref  
 Employed 7 (38.9%) 11 (61.1%) 2.86 (0.89–9.22) 0.07
 Farmer 41 (42.7%) 55 (57.3%) 3.35 (1.51–7.43) 0.003
 Othersc 7 (26.9%) 19 (73.1%) 1.66 (0.55–5.00) 0.37
Residence
 Rural 40 (32.2% 84 (67.7%) Ref 0.67
 Urban 25 (35.2%) 46 (64.8%) 1.14 (0.62–2.11)
  1. a Single, windowed/divorced
  2. b Yem, Tigra, Dawero, Gurage, welayeta and/kefa
  3. c In occupation who are house wife, student and retire