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Table 2 Substance use factors associated with being sexually active (n = 856)

From: Sexual behaviour, sexually transmitted infections and attitudes to chlamydia testing among a unique national sample of young Australians: baseline data from a randomised controlled trial

  Sexually active (n = 704) Not sexually active (n = 152) Odds ratio (95% CI)* P value
Smoking regularly 29.0% 2.7% 15.1 (5.5, 41.6) <0.0001
Drinking alcohol ever 93.8% 63.8% 6.6 (4.1, 10.7) <0.0001
Drinking > once/week 49.0% 12.5% 4.9 (2.9, 8.3) <0.0001
Binge drinking 58.4% 17.1% 6.2 (3.9, 9.9) <0.0001
Marijuana in last 30 days 19.2% 5.3% 5.0 (2.3, 10.6) <0.0001
Illicit drugs last 30 days 12.9% 1.3% 11.1 (2.6, 46.0) 0.001
  1. *Adjusted for age and gender.