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Table 3 Prevalence and odds ratios (95%CI) of psychological distress across decreasing levels of Social Provision (SPS) as estimated before and after adjusting for socio-demographic variables in a hierarchical four-step multivariable logistic regression model

From: Mental health among single mothers in Cyprus: a cross-sectional descriptive correlational study

  Prevalence of psychological distress
(GHQ-28 ≥ 5)
Unadjusted
OR (95% CI)
P value
Fully Adjusted a
Model IV
OR (95% CI)
P value
T4: Higher quartile of perceived social support (values: 87–96) 30.5% 1 1
Τ3
(values:78–86)
44.0% 1692
(0,882-3246)
0,113
1535
(0,657-3564)
0,322
Τ2
(values:71–77)
49.4% 2208
(1167-4175)
0,015
3278
(1436-7481)
0,005
Τ1: Lower quartile of perceived social support (values:42–70) 78.4% 7808
(3789-16,088)
0,000
7930
(3087-20,371)
0,000
  1. aThe fully adjusted model presented above includes the following variables single family type, monthly family income, single mother allowance recipient, financial support from the father, member of SMA, all health related behaviors, age, educational status, number and age of children, employment status, economic difficulties, presence of long standing illness