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Table 3 Bivariate and multivariate analysis of sociodemographic correlates of twelve-month mental healthcare utilisation among first-year university students in South Africa (n = 1402)

From: Inequality and mental healthcare utilisation among first-year university students in South Africa

 Predictor distribution (95% CI)Bivariate associations with 12-month treatment seeking OR (95% CI)Multivariate associations with 12-month treatment seeking aOR (95% CI)
Gender (female)55.2% (52.6–57.8)2.08* (1.55–2.78)2.06* (1.53–2.78)
Population group (black)41.4% (38.8–44.0)0.61* (0.46–0.81)0.63* (0.46–0.86)
First generation students19.7% (17.7–21.9)0.51* (0.34–0.76)0.52* (0.33–0.80)
Sexual orientation (atypical sexual orientation)22.2% (20.1–24.5)1.39* (1.02–1.90)1.81* (1.29–2.52)
Disability18.4% (16.4–20.5)1.53* (1.10–2.11)1.41* (1.01–1.98)
 R2 = 0.068
X2 (6) = 59.94
p = 0.00*
  1. OR odds ratio, aOR adjusted odds ratio, CI confidence interval
  2. *p < 0.05