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Table 2 Logistic regression analysis of factors associated with injection drug use among street-involved youth (n = 560).

From: Injection drug use among street-involved youth in a Canadian setting

Variable Adjusted Odds Ratio (AOR) 95% Confidence Interval (95% CI) p- value
Age    
   (≥ 22 vs. < 22 years) 1.18 (1.10 – 1.28) <0.001
Incarceration    
   (yes vs. no) 1.54 (0.88 – 2.70) 0.124
Sex work    
   (yes vs. no) 2.17 (1.35 – 3.50) 0.001
Overdose    
   (yes vs. no) 2.10 (1.38 – 3.20) <0.001
Drug dealing    
   (yes vs. no) 1.20 (0.73 – 1.97) 0.472
Warrants*    
   (yes vs. no) 1.18 (0.73 – 1.93) 0.498
HCV-positive    
   (yes vs. no) 22.61 (7.78 – 65.70) <0.001
  1. * Warrants refers to having a warrant for arrest