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Table 6 Factors associated with depression among health workers (n = 475)

From: Mental health impacts among health workers during COVID-19 in a low resource setting: a cross-sectional survey from Nepal

Variables Category Depression N (%) Unadjusted OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Age (years) 20–40 165 (92.7) 0.40 (0.17–0.95)* 0.33 (0.12–0.91)*
> 40 13 (7.3) Ref Ref
Ethnicity Brahmin/Chhetri 107 (60.1) Ref Ref
Janajati 51 (28.7) 1.51 (0.98–2.33) 1.19 (0.74–1.93)
Madheshi 9 (5.1) 0.87 (0.38–1.97) 1.03 (0.43–2.49)
Others 11 (6.2) 3.53 (1.27–9.81)* 2.18 (0.73–6.57)
Profession Doctor 40 (22.5) 0.47 (0.29–0.76)* 0.57 (0.33–0.99)*
Nurses 78 (43.8) 1.26 (0.80–1.97) 1.25 (0.76–2.06)
Others 60 (33.7) Ref Ref
Education Intermediate and below 51 (28.7) Ref Ref
Bachelor 95 (53.4) 0.44 (0.27–0.71)* 0.69 (0.41–1.16)
Masters and above 32 (18.0) 0.38 (0.21–0.67)* 0.70 (0.35–1.40)
Living with child Yes 53 (29.8) 1.48 (0.97–2.26) 1.19 (0.74–1.92)
No 125 (70.2) Ref Ref
Precautionary measures in the workplace Sufficient 28 (15.7) 1 Ref
Not sufficient 150 (84.3) 1.71 (1.06–2.78)* 1.97 (1.16–3.37)*
Faced stigma Yes 116 (65.2) 2.13 (1.45–3.12)* 2.05 (1.34–3.11)*
No 57 (34.8) 1 Ref
Aware about government incentive Yes 82 (46.1) 0.50 (0.34–0.72)* 0.51 (0.34–0.78)*
No 96 (53.9) 1 Ref
History of medication Yes 14 (7.9) 3.08 (1.27–7.51)* 3.83 (1.45–10.14)*
No 164 (92.1) 1 Ref
  1. *Significant at p < 0.05