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Table 3 Multivariable analysis for predictors of CES-D/DASS-21 depression

From: Social, behavioral, and sleep characteristics associated with depression symptoms among undergraduate students at a women’s college: a cross-sectional depression survey, 2012

  Measure of depression
  CES-D DASS-21
Participant characteristic OR (95% CI) AORa(95% CI) OR (95% CI) AORa(95% CI)
Employment     
  Yes -- -- 1 1
  No    2.1 (1.0, 4.4) 4.8 (1.4, 15.5)
Self-reported overall health     
  Excellent/Very good/Good -- -- 1 1
  Fair/Poor    5.6 (2.0, 16.0) 5.6 (1.1, 29.4)
Strong social support group     
  Yes 1 1 1 1
  No 4.5 (1.7, 12.1) 4.3 (1.4, 13.7) 7.1 (2.5, 19.8) 5.8 (1.3, 25.7)
Previous mental health clinical diagnosis or treatment     
  Yes 3.8 (1.8, 8.0) 4.8 (1.9, 12.4) 4.9 (2.3, 10.3) 5.8 (1.9, 17.7)
  No 1 1 1 1
  1. Note. aAdjusted models were derived from backward and stepwise elimination techniques performed in SAS version 9.3 (SAS Institute, Cary, NC). Covariates entered into the elimination algorithm are indicated in Table 2.