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Table 3 Age-adjusted associations between risk behaviors and psychosocial characteristics among girls

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 0.8-2.4 ns 1.9 1.3-2.8 0.001 1.8 0.8-4.2 ns
Often felt lonely in past 12 months 1.7 1.0-3.2 0.065 1.4 0.8-2.3 ns 0.6 0.2-2.3 ns
Was so worried about something that could not sleep at night in past 12 months 2.4 1.3-4.5 0.005 1.3 0.8-2.3 ns 2.6 1.0-6.9 0.049
Seriously considered attempting suicide in past 12 months 3.4 2.0-5.8 0.000 2.5 1.5-4.0 0.000 2.8 1.2-6.8 0.018
Parents rarely/never check homework 1.5 0.9-2.6 ns 2.1 1.4-3.1 0.000 2.6 1.1-6.3 0.029
Parents rarely/never understand problems 1.0 0.6-1.7 ns 1.5 1.1-2.2 0.026 1.7 0.7-4.0 ns
Parents rarely/never know what child is doing 1.6 0.9-2.7 0.080 1.7 1.1-2.5 0.009 2.0 0.8-5.1 ns
Pocket money ≥ 25 rupees per day 1.7 1.0-3.0 0.061 1.0 0.6-1.5 ns 1.6 0.6-4.5 ns
School absence without permission ≥ 1 day in past 30 days 5.7 3.3-9.9 0.000 2.7 1.7-4.2 0.000 10.5 3.9-28.5 0.000
Has less than 2 close friends 0.9 0.5-1.7 ns 1.5 1.0-2.3 0.068 0.6 0.2-2.0 ns
Intraclass correlation (min-max) 0.00-0.02 0.08-0.14 0.21-0.25
Sample size (min-max) 662-704 597-634 679-721
  1. Odds ratios are adjusted for age only for all associations appearing in this table.