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Table 3 Multivariate analysis of the determinants of depression in mothers (n = 244)

From: Prevalence and determinants of depression in mothers of children under 5 years in Bole District, Ghana

Characteristic Adjusted OR 95% confidence interval p value
Marital statusa
 Currently married 1.00   
 Currently unmarried 5.24 2.06–13.28 < 0.001
Occupation
 Trader/vendor 1.00   
 Housewife 0.38 0.14–1.06 0.063
 Othersb 0.18 0.06–0.51 0.001
Ethnicity
 Gonja  1.00   
 Others 2.32 1.02–5.28 0.046
Source of lighting in the household
 Electricity 1.00   
 Others 8.72 2.00–38.08 0.004
Type of fuel used for cooking
 Firewood 1.00   
 Others 0.23 0.08–0.68 0.008
  1. aLegally married women were classified as “currently married”, all other women were classified as “currently unmarried”
  2. bThis includes mainly agriculture workers (n = 45) and services providers (n = 34) and a few salaried workers (n = 7)