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Table 4 Simple and multiple linear regression analysis showing significant predictors of help seeking intention from any health professionals for depression among Aykel town residents, Northwest Ethiopia, 2015 (n = 832)

From: Intention to seek help for depression and associated factors among residents of Aykel town, Northwest Ethiopia: cross-sectional study

VariablesCrude β (CI)Adjusted β (CI)
Constant1.65 (0.76, 2.53)
Age0.02 (0.01, 0.03)0.03 (0.01, 0.04)a
Educational status
 DegreeRefRef
 Unable to read and write0.09 (− 0.27, 0.44)0.002 (− 0.37, 0.38)
 Elementary school (1–8)− 0.08 (− 0.39, 0.23)0.15 (− 0.17, 0.47)
 Secondary school (9–12)− 0.15 (− 0.38, 0.08)0.16 (− 0.17, 0.47)
 Diploma0.06 (− 0.22, 0.34)0.19 (− 0.08, 0.46)
Marital status
 SingleRefRef
 Married0.01 (− 0.16, 0.18)− 0.20 (− 0.39, − 0.01)a
 Divorced− 0.09 (− 0.58, 0.39)− 0.25 (− 0.73, 0.24)
 Widowed0.71 (0.004, 1.4)0.03 (− 0.70, 0.77)
Social support
 Strong social supportRefRef
 Moderate social support− 0.26 (− 0.55, 0.04)− 0.30 (− 0.59, − 0.10)a
 Poor social support− 0.37 (− 0.67, − 0.08)− 0.40 (− 0.69, − 0.10)a
Perceived severity
 MildRefRef
 Perceiving depression is moderate0.06 (− 0.11, 0.23)− 0.24 (− 0.53, 0.05)
 Perceiving depression is severe illness0.02 (− 0.19, 0.24)− 0.03 (− 0.25, 0.18)
Perceiving need of treatment
 NoRefRef
 Yes0.27 (0.10, 0.43)0.20 (0.02, 0.38)a
Attitude0.05 (0.03, 0.06)0.04 (0.02, 0.06)a
  1. CI: confidence interval; β: unstandardized co-efficient, ref: reference
  2. aIndicates statistically significance factor