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Table 5 Univariable analysis for potential categorical predictors of depression among 143 nurses in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon assessed for depression from January – June 2018

From: Burnout as a predictor of depression: a cross-sectional study of the sociodemographic and clinical predictors of depression amongst nurses in Cameroon

Variable Category Total N % OR 95% CI P value
Gender (n = 143) Male 47 28 59.57 1.18 0.54, 2.56 0.646
Female 96 61 63.54    
Marital status (n = 142) Single 73 50 68.49 0.60 0.28, 1.24 0.140
Married 69 39 56.52    
Personal relationship (n = 127) a Yes 78 51 65.38 1.00 0.44, 2.26 0.993
No 49 32 65.31    
Difficulties in personal relationship (n = 118) Yes 26 19 73.08 1.75 0.62, 5.40 0.253
No 92 56 60.87    
Monthly income sufficient (n = 133) Yes 13 8 61.54 0.96 0.26, 3.97 0.946
No 120 75 62.5    
Majority of shifts (n = 129) Night 30 24 80.00 3.07 1.09, 9.93 0.021
Day 99 56 56.57    
Regret career choice (n = 136) Yes 23 18 78.26 2.66 0.87, 9.75 0.063
No 113 65 57.52    
Life changing crises (n = 139) b Yes 57 34 59.65 0.85 0.40, 1.81 0.653
No 82 52 63.41    
Presence of chronic illness (n = 140)c Yes 17 12 70.59 1.54 0.47, 5.91 0.444
No 123 75 60.98    
Alcohol consumption (n = 141) Yes 71 46 64.79 1.23 0.59, 2.57 0.557
No 70 42 60.00    
Recreational drug use (n = 142) d Yes 7 7 100.00    0.034
No 135 81 60.00    
Hospital (n = 132) Private 42 27 64.29 1.20 0.53, 2.78 0.638
State-owned 90 54 60.00    
  1. aPersonal relationship was defined as close connections between two people formed by emotional and sexual interactions; b Life changing crises defined as loss of a loved one, physical or sexual trauma and condition of emotional or social instability c Chronic illnesses included: Asthma, chronic pelvic pain, diabetes mellitus, gastroesophageal reflux disease, chronic peptic ulcer disease, migraines, cerebral lesions and paralysis; d recreational drugs included: marijuana and tramadol