Table 2

Ecological and socio-demographic factors by depression in children
Factor Level Total (n) Depression n (%)
District Gulu 403 20 (5.0%)
Kaberamaido 399 14 (3.5%)
Lira 372 86 (23.1%)
Tororo 413 16 (3.9%)
Age in years (grouped) ≤ 5 286 8 (2.8%)
6–9 416 24 (5.8%)
10–13 550 61 (11.1%)
14–19 335 43 (12.8%)
Gender Male 734 61 (8.3%)
Female 853 75 (8.8%)
Education No formal education 409 30 (7.3%)
Primary (1–7 years) 1120 103 (9.2%)
Secondary (8+ years) 58 3 (5.2%)
Living arrangements With both parents 945 38 (4.0%)
Mother Only 336 36 (10.7%)
Father Only 56 11 (19.6%)
With grandparents 132 32 (24.2%)
Other 118 19 (16.1%)
Nature of housing Permanent 133 5 (3.8%)
Semi-permanent 297 15 (5.0%)
Hut 1105 110 (10.0%)
Other 52 6 (11.5%)
Family income (UGX) < 15,000 777 90 (11.6%)
15,000–99,000 358 25 (7.0%)
100,000 + 285 7 (2.5%)
Employment status of guardian Professional 338 17 (5.0%)
Casual 382 25 (6.5%)
Housewife 216 21 (9.7%)
Unemployed 410 43 (10.5%)
Other 241 30 (12.4%)
Number of siblings 0–2 243 21 (8.6%)
3–4 421 25 (5.9%)
5–6 493 42 (8.5%)
7+ 430 48 (11.2%)
Parent’s education None 400 46 (11.5%)
Elementary (Primary) 841 74 (8.8%)
Secondary 217 12 (5.5%)
Higher 129 4 (3.1%)

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