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Table 3 Bivariate and multivariable logistic regression model fitted to identify factors associated with prisoner’s social support among prisoners imprisoned in selected correctional institution of Northwest Amhara, Ethiopia

From: Status of perceived social support and its associated factors among inmate prisoners in Northwest Amhara, Ethiopia

Explanatory variables Social support COR95% CI AOR95% CI
Good Poor
Residence
 Urban 301 133 1 1
 Rural 119 96 0.55 (0.39, 0.77) 0.62 (0.41, 0.93)*
Religion
 Orthodox 384 200 1 1
 Others (Catholic, Muslim, Protestant) 36 29 0.65 (0.38, 1.09) 0.48 (0.27, 0.86)*
Marital status of the prisoner
 Single 211 95 1  
 Married 143 85 0.75 (0.53, 1.09)  
 Separated 66 49 0.60 (0.39, 0.95)  
Educational status of the prisoner
 Not read and write 50 58 1 1
 Read and write 68 29 2.70 (1.52, 4.82) 2.86 (1.53, 5.35)*
 1–8 class 76 53 1.66 (0.99, 2.79) 1.51 (0.84, 2.70)
 9–12 class 145 61 2.69 (1.65, 4.39) 1.95 (1.10, 3.43)*
 College and above 81 28 3.20 (1.78, 5.75) 2.35 (1.20, 4.59)*
Did you felt happy with your life until you become prisoner
 Yes 377 190 1  
 No 43 39 0.54 (0.34, 0.87)  
Do you have friend in this prison
 Yes 292 115 1 1
 No 128 114 0.45 (0.32, 0.63) 0.48 (0.33, 0.70)**
Have you been discriminated because of crime you have committed
 Yes 162 121 0.54 (0.39, 0.75) 0.55 (0.38, 0.80)**
 No 258 108 1 1
How often you feel guilty
 Always 236 118 1 1
 Sometimes 73 32 1.08 (0.67, 1.74) 0.91 (0.54, 1.55)
 Never 111 79 0.71 (0.49, 1.02) 0.60 (0.39, 0.91)*
Previous psychiatric problem
 Yes 50 42 0.54 (0.34, 0.86)  
 No 370 187 1  
Family history of mental illness
 Yes 49 35 0.66 (0.41, 1.07)  
 No 371 194 1  
Is there any impossibilities that prevent you to resettle to the previous state
 Yes 124 89 0.57 (0.40, 0.82) 0.62 (0.42, 0.91)*
 No 296 140 1 1
Psychological distress
 Distressed 340 201 1  
 Not distressed 80 28 1.71 (1.07, 2.75)  
Depression
 Depressed 169 115 1  
 Not depressed 251 114 1.64 (1.17, 2.30)  
  1. Significance (P-value) ** 0.01, * 0.05