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Table 3 Predictors of GHQ-caseness by logistic regression analysis

From: Psychological morbidity, sources of stress and coping strategies among undergraduate medical students of Nepal

Gender
Variable Number Number of GHQ Cases (%) Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Male 225 43 (19.1) 1  
Female 173 41 (23.7) 1.31 0.75–2.22
Phase of study
Basic science 239 53 (22.2) 1  
Clinical science 163 31 (19.0) 0.66 0.38–1.14
Nationality
Indian 196 56 (28.6) 1  
Nepali 161 22 (13.7) 0.58 0.31–1.09
Srilankan & others 40 6 (15.0) 0.44 0.17–1.14
Parents occupation
Other professions 285 49 (16.9) 1  
Medical professional 112 35 (31.3) 1.68 0.94–3.01
Occurrence of academic stressors
Less than often 191 27 (14.3) 1  
Often/always 206 57 (27.7) 2.12 1.21–3.7
Occurrence of psychosocial stressors
Less than often 259 42 (16.2) 1  
Often/always 138 30 (21.7) 1.5 0.89–2.65
Occurrence of health-related stressors
Less than often 317 55 (17.4) 1  
Often/always 80 29 (36.3) 2.08 1.14–3.78
  1. * information on gender, parents occupation, nationality etc was missing in 6 questionnaires therefore logistic regression analysis was limited to only 397 cases