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Table 2 Crude Prevalence Odds Ratios Indicating Odds of Endorsing High Levels of Depressive Symptoms among Demographic and Drug Use Behavior Characteristics

From: Methamphetamine use is associated with high levels of depressive symptoms in adolescents and young adults in Rural Chiang Mai Province, Thailand

  Crude prevalence odds Ratio Confidence Interval ρ-value
Age 1.43 1.03–1.98 <0.05
Gender 2.05 1.50–2.82 <0.001
Highest level of educationa 0.93 0.66–1.33 0.71
Current school attendance 1.57 1.15–2.13 <0.05
Employedb 1.21 0.88–1.65 0.24
Residence 0.93 0.66–1.33 0.71
Lifetime MA use 1.48 1.04–2.11 <0.05
Recent MA usec 1.80 0.96–3.38 <0.10
Lifetime polydrug use 1.31 0.91–1.89 0.15
Recent polydrug used 0.50 0.19–1.32 0.16
Lifetime alcohol consumption 0.94 0.67–1.32 0.74
Recent Alcohol consumptione 1.10 0.76–1.60 0.61
  1. Age categorized into two groups: 14–17 years of age and 18–29 years of age
  2. Employed categorized into Full-time, part-time or irregular work compared to unemployed. Highest level of education categorized primary, secondary or high school compared to vocational school or college. Residence categorized as living with parents compared to living without parents
  3. MA methamphetamine
  4. a N = 2046
  5. b N = 1972
  6. c N = 394
  7. d N = 382
  8. e N = 1501