Table 6

Odds ratios (and 95 % CI) of clinically significant depressive symptoms (CES-D ≥ 22) by the number of stressful life events according to LESS scale after adjusting for all sociodemographic factors as estimated in multivariable logistic regression models
Number of events in Less scale      Unadjusted      Adjusted†
OR (95%CI) P value OR (95 % CI) P value
Number of events
0 1 ----------- 1 -----------
1-3 1.01 (0.37-2.14) 0.804 0.80 (0.33-1.93) 0.617
4-7 1.21 (0.52-2.83) 0.653 1.09 (0.46-2.56) 0.848
8-11 2.10 (0.88-4.10) 0.093 1.85 (0.77-4.43) 0.168
12-21 3.13 (1.23-7.98) 0.017 2.64 (1.02-6.83) 0.045
Age
17-20 1 ----------- 1 -----------
21-40 1.04 (0.81-1.31) 0.773 1.18 (0.83-1.66) 0.345
Gender
Male 1 ----------- 1 -----------
Female 1.28 (0.99-1.67) 0.050 1.52 (1.12-2.05) 0.007
Place of residence
Metropolitan areas 1 ----------- 1 -----------
Suburban or rural areas 1.18 (0.94-1.50) 0.154 1.22 (0.96-1.56) 0.100
Ethnicity
Cypriot 1 ----------- 1 ----------
Greek/Other 1.32 (0.82-2.13) 0.253 1.15 (0.70-1.90) 0.574
Family status
Single/divorce 1 ----------- 1 ----------
Married/living with partner 1.28 (0.77-1.90) 0.072 0.96 (0.58-1.60) 0.897
Employment
Yes 1 ----------- 1 ----------
No 1.63 (0.90-1.47) <0.001 1.33 (1.00-1.59) 0.049
Academic year of study
First 1 ----------- 1 -----------
Second 1.37 (1.01-1.86) 0.041 1.30 (0.94-1.78) 0.120
Third 1.09 (0.79-1.51) 0.590 0.93 (0.64-1.34) 0.687
Fourth 1.14 (0.80-1.63) 0.474 0.94 (0.58-1.55) 0.807
Faculty
Geotechnical sciences and 1 ----------- 1 -----------
Environmental management Management and Economics 1.52 (0.92-2.50) 0.102 1.07 (0.70-1.65) 0.742
Applied Arts and Communication 1.46 (0.90-2.34) 0.122 1.53 (1.03-2.29) 0.036
Engineering and Technology 1.70 (0.90-2.67) 0.020 1.52 (1.06-2.19) 0.021
Health Sciences 1.01 (0.67-1.54) 0.947 1.89 (0.37-2.61) <0.001

Adjusted for age, gender, ethnicity, place of residence, family status, employment status, year of study, faculty.

Sokratous et al.

Sokratous et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:1121   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-1121

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