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Table 6 Results of multiple logistic regression analysis for correlates of never, former, current and hazardous drinking in males

From: Prevalence, patterns and correlates of alcohol consumption and its’ association with tobacco smoking among Sri Lankan adults: a cross-sectional study

  Total (n) Never drinker Former drinker Current drinker Hazardous drinker
   OR 95% CI for OR OR 95% CI for OR OR 95% CI for OR OR 95% CI for OR
Sector of residence          
Rural 1448 1   1   1   1  
Urban 304 0.7 0.5-0.9 0.9 0.7-1.3 1.5 1.1-2.0 1.3 0.8-2.2
Ethnicity          
Sinhalese 1502 1   1   1   1  
Sri Lankan Tamil 58 1.5 0.8-2.8 0.3 0.1-0.9 1.3 0.7-2.4 0.3 0.07-1.4
Plantation Tamil 76 0.8 0.4-1.4 0.6 0.3-1.2 1.7 1.0-3.0 2.0 0.9-4.2
Muslim 113 12.7 1.7-21.0 0.9 0.5-1.4 0.04 0.02-0.09 0.0 0.0-0.0
Burgher 3 2.0 0.1-25.6 0.0 0.0-0.0 2.3 0.2-31.1 7.8 0.6-101.7
Level of education          
Less than 5 years 360 0.6 0.3-0.9 1.5 0.9-2.5 1.2 0.7-1.6 3.2 1.3-7.7
6 to 11 years 1085 0.6 0.4-0.8 1.2 0.8-1.8 1.4 0.9-1.8 2.4 1.1-5.2
≥ 12 years 307 1   1   1   1  
Occupation          
Senior officials and Managers 10 1.3 0.3-6.0 0.0 0.0-0.0 2.8 0.3-8.0 2.6 0.2-16.0
Professionals 49 1.0 0.5-1.9 0.9 0.4-2.0 1.2 0.6-2.3 0.0 0.0-0.0
Technical and Associated Professionals 75 0.6 0.3-1.2 0.4 0.1-0.9 2.6 1.4-4.7 1.4 0.5-4.2
Clerks 28 0.3 0.1-1.0 1.0 0.3-2.6 2.4 1.0-5.8 1.0 0.2-5.8
Sale and Service Workers 221 0.8 0.5-1.2 0.7 0.4-1.1 1.6 1.0-2.3 1.1 0.5-2.2
Skilled Agricultural and Fishery Workers 225 0.9 0.6-1.3 1.5 1.1-2.2 0.7 0.5-1.1 1.1 0.5-2.1
Craft and Related Workers 59 1.6 0.8-3.1 1.2 0.6-2.2 0.6 0.3-1.1 1.4 0.6-3.9
Plant and Mechanic Operators and Assemblers 100 0.7 0.4-1.3 0.6 0.3-1.2 1.8 1.0-3.1 1.1 0.4-2.6
Elementary Occupations 477 1.0 0.7-1.3 0.7 0.5-1.0 1.4 1.0-2.0 1.5 0.6-2.9
Armed Forces 11 1.4 0.3-5.9 1.0 0.2-4.8 0.8 0.2-3.1 0.0 0.0-0.0
No regular employment or unemployed 497 1   1   1   1  
Age category          
18-29 years 306 1   1   1   1  
30-39 years 329 0.4 0.3-0.6 0.9 0.6-1.5 2.1 1.5-3.1 2.2 0.9-.5.2
40-49 years 409 0.6 0.4-0.8 0.9 0.6-1.4 1.7 1.2-2.4 4.0 1.8-8.8
50-59 years 347 0.6 0.4-0.8 0.8 0.6-1.3 1.9 1.3-2.8 5.0 2.2-11.3
60-69 years 210 0.5 0.3-0.7 1.9 1.3-3.0 1.0 0.7-1.6 3.7 1.5-9.2
≥70 years 149 0.5 0.3-0.9 2.1 1.3-3.4 0.8 0.5-1.4 5.4 1.9-15.3
Current Smoker          
Yes 682 0.2 0.1-0.3 0.7 0.5-0.8 5.6 4.4-7.1 4.8 3.1-7.2
No 1070 1   1   1   1  
Monthly income (LKR 000)          
<7 861 1   1   1   1  
7.1-13.0 463 0.8 0.6-1.0 1.0 0.7-1.3 1.3 1.0-1.7 1.6 1.1-2.6
13.1-25.0 300 0.7 0.5-1.0 0.9 0.6-1.3 1.5 1.1-2.1 1.3 0.7-2.6
25.1-50.0 104 0.8 0.5-1.4 0.6 0.3-1.1 1.7 1.0-2.9 2.6 1.1-6.2
> 50.0 24 1 0.4-2.6 0.2 0.02-1.4 2.2 0.8-5.9 1.8 0.3-9.8
  1. OR - Odds ratio, LKR – Sri Lankan Rupees.