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Table 6 Multiple logistic regressions: predictors of perinatal depression among study subjects, 2014

From: Perinatal depression and associated factors among reproductive aged group women at Goba and Robe Town of Bale Zone, Oromia Region, South East Ethiopia

Variables No perinatal depression Perinatal depression AOR P 95%CI
Educational status of women      
 Illiterate 40(48.8%) 42(51.2%) 2.25 .053 0.98-5.15
 Literate 193(74.8%) 65(25.2%) 1   
History of mental illness      
 No 226(70.2%) 96(29.8%) 0.55 .445 0.12-2.53
 yes 7(38.9%) 11(61.1%) 1   
History of family mental illness      
 No 226(70.0%) 97(30.0%) 0.17 .042 0.03-0.92
 yes 7(41.2%) 10(58.8%) 1   
Perceived difficulty of child care      
 No 178(76.7%) 54(23.3%) 0.43 .031 0.20-0.93
 yes 55(50.9%) 53(49.1%) 1   
Confident with your husband or other relatives      
 No 62(51.7%) 58(48.3%) 1.03 .058 0.38-0.15
 Yes 171(77.7%) 49(22.3%) 1   
Living with your husband      
 No 17(36.2%) 30(63.8%) 2.08 .255 0.58-7.37
 Yes 216(68.5%) 77(26.3%) 1   
 Husband educational status      
 Illiterate 34(54.8%) 28(45.2%) 0.54 .290 0.17-1.69
 primary 22(53.7%) 19(46.3%) 0.48 .226 0.15-1.57
 secondary 101(76.5%) 31(23.5%) 0.46 .095 0.16-1.15
 TVET& above 76(72.4%) 29(27.6%) 1   
Husband tobacco uses      
 No 195(76.2%) 61(23.8%) 0.28 .004 0.12-0.67
 Yes 32(50.8%) 31(49.2%) 1   
Support from relatives      
 No 68(50.7%) 66(49.3%) 3.25 .031 1.11-9.52
 Yes 162(83.1%) 33(16.9%) 1   
Family visits      
 No 55(47.0%) 62(53.0%) 1.52 .500 0.45-5.06
 Yes 176(82.6%) 37(17.4%) 1   
Pregnancy status      
 Not planned 68(56.7%) 52(43.3%) 1.02 .960 0.46-2.24
 Planned 164(75.6%) 53(24.4%) 1   
Experience of Child death      
 No 188(75.2%) 62(24.8%) 0.30 .025 0.11-0.86
 Yes 12(35.3%) 22(64.7%) 1   
Total number of child      
 No children 27(60.0%) 18(40.0%) 0.71 .743 0.09-5.41
 one child 87(82.1%) 19(17.9%) 0.52 .316 0.14-1.87
 2- 4 child’s 98(65.3%) 52(34.7%) 1.44 .490 0.51-4.09
 ≥5 child’s 21(53.8%) 18(46.2%) 1   
  1. TVET: technical and vocational education training. AOR: adjusted Odd Ratio, P: P Value.