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Table 2 Age-adjusted associations between risk behaviors and psychosocial characteristics among boys

From: Association between substance use and psychosocial characteristics among adolescents of the Seychelles

  Smoking Alcohol use Cannabis use
Variable OR 95% CI P OR 95% CI P OR 95% CI P
Felt sad or hopeless ≥ 2 weeks in a row in past 12 months 1.4 0.9-2.2 ns 1.2 0.8-1.8 ns 2.1 1.3-3.5 0.002
Often felt lonely in past 12 months 2.4 1.3-4.5 0.008 1.3 0.7-2.3 ns 2.9 1.6-5.5 0.001
Was so worried about something that could not sleep at night in past 12 months 2.8 1.5-5.2 0.002 2.1 1.0-4.3 0.039 4.9 2.7-9.1 0.000
Seriously considered attempting suicide in past 12 months 2.6 1.5-4.4 0.001 1.9 1.1-3.2 0.023 3.8 2.2-6.5 0.000
Parents rarely/never check homework 1.5 1.0-2.4 0.053 1.4 0.9-2.1 0.091 1.4 0.9-2.2 Ns
Parents rarely/never understand problems 1.3 0.9-2.1 ns 1.3 0.9-2.0 ns 1.7 1.1-2.7 0.027
Parents rarely/never know what child is doing 2.1 1.4-3.3 0.000 1.8 1.2-2.7 0.002 1.8 1.2-2.9 0.010
Pocket money ≥ 25 rupees per day 1.4 0.8-2.2 ns 1.2 0.8-2.0 ns 0.8 0.5-1.6 Ns
School absence without permission ≥ 1 day in past 30 days 3.9 2.5-6.1 0.000 2.8 1.8-4.1 0.000 4.7 2.9-7.7 0.000
Has less than 2 close friends 1.0 0.6-1.8 ns 1.2 0.7-1.9 ns 1.8 1.1-3.1 0.026
Intraclass correlation (min-max) 0.00-0.10 0.01-0.05 0.12-0.21
Sample size (min-max) 537-595 482-531 588-637
  1. Odds ratios are adjusted for age only for all the associations appearing in this table.