Table 4: Association between suicidal ideation and attempt and aspects of social support in HIV infected patients in HIV clinics in Mbarara, July–October 2009 ().

Variable Suicidal (%) () cOR (95% CI) valueaOR (95% CI) value

Needs support
 Yes24 (8.1)0.30 (0.10–0.89)0.0301.39 (0.23–8.57)0.721
 No 5 (22.7)1
Receives support
 Yes 23 (8.3)0.50 (0.19–1.31)0.156
 No 6 (15.4)1
Needed by others
 Yes 21 (7.2)0.19 (0.07–0.47)0.0000.32 (0.05–2.19)0.246
 No 8 (29.6)1
Gives needed support
 Yes 19 (7.1)0.31 (0.13–0.71)0.0060.66 (0.15–2.87)0.583
 No10 (20.0)1
Isolating self
 Yes7 (25.0)0.25 (0.10–0.65)0.0040.49 (0.12–1.73)0.245
 No22 (7.6)1
Ashamed of HIV
 Yes 11 (16.2)2.48 (1.11–5.54)0.0271.44 (0.51–4.08)0.497
 No18 (7.2)1
Guilt of HIV positivity
 Yes 9 (12.7)1.64 (0.71–3.78)0.246
 No20 (8.1)1
Blaming self for HIV
 Yes 9 (11.7)1.46 (0.63–3.35)0.374
 No20 (8.3)
Physically assaulted
 Yes 3 (33.3)5.42 (1.28–22.96)0.0226.66 (1.48–30.08)0.014
 No26 (8.4)

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