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Table 6 Odds ratios for selected variables and problem behaviour for adolescents aged 13–17 years

From: Internet use and electronic gaming by children and adolescents with emotional and behavioural problems in Australia – results from the second Child and Adolescent Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing

Variable Univariate ORa (95 % CI) Multivariate ORb (95 % CI)
Attempted suicidec 7.5 (4.2–13.6) 3.0 (1.5–6.2)
Current alcohol use 2.1 (1.5–3.2) 1.4 (0.9–2.3)
Family functioning –
 Fair vs very good 1.8 (1.1–2.9) 1.5 (0.9–2.7)
 Poor vs very good 2.3 (1.2–4.4) 1.4 (0.6–3.0)
 Good vs very good 1.2 (0.8–1.9) 1.1 (0.6–1.8)
K10 categories –
 Moderate vs low 2.5 (1.4–4.2) 2.2 (1.2–4.2)
 High vs low 5.2 (2.9–9.2) 4.6 (2.3–9.2)
 Very high vs low 12.9 (7.3–22.8) 9.6 (4.7–20.1)
SDQ categoriesd
 Abnormal vs normal 7.1 (4.7–10.8)  
 Borderline vs normal 3.1 (1.9–5.0)  
Parent–reported DISC IV disordere 2.2 (1.5–3.2)  
Youth–reported major depressive disorder 4.2 (2.8–6.3)  
  1. CI Confidence Interval
  2. aOdds ratio from a separate logistic regression model for each characteristic, only adjusting for age, sex and that characteristic;
  3. bOdds ratio from overall multivariate logistic regression model including all characteristics in model and age and sex and remoteness;
  4. cIn previous 12 months
  5. dCharacteristic not significantly associated with prevalence of problem behaviours in final multivariate model
  6. eIncludes social phobia, separation anxiety disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive–compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, ADHD, and conduct disorder