Table 3

Correlates of Methamphetamine use in the past one year among Karen villagers

MAa user

Bivariate analyses

Multivariable analyses


Variables

N

n

%

P-value

OR

95CI

P-value

AOR

95CI


Village

A (developed)

356

39

11.0

0.239

1.45

(0.78 – 2.71)

0.109

2.20

(0.84 – 5.78)

B (traditional)

192

15

7.8

1.00

Age group (years)

15 – 34

384

34

8.9

0.229

0.70

(0.39 – 1.26)

0.440

1.46

(0.56 – 3.82)

35 – 54

164

20

12.2

1.00

Sex

Male

274

49

17.9

0.000

11.72

(4.59 – 29.91)

0.012

3.90

(1.35 – 11.28)

Female

274

5

1.8

1.00

Marital status

Never married

182

18

9.9

0.984

1.01

(0.55 – 1.83)

0.275

2.90

(0.43 – 19.68)

Ever married

366

36

9.8

1.00

Religion

Christian

245

28

11.4

0.285

1.36

(0.77 – 2.41)

0.893

1.06

(0.44 – 2.56)

Buddhism or Animism

289

25

8.7

1.00

Education

Primary or lower

363

40

11.0

0.166

1.58

(0.82 – 3.04)

0.038

3.10

(1.06 – 9.03)

Junior high school or higher

179

13

7.3

1.00

Main occupation

Other than Farmerc

144

18

12.5

0.209

1.47

(0.80 – 2.69)

0.400

1.52

(0.58 – 4.01)

Farmer

395

35

8.9

1.00

Graduated from a school in town

Not graduated

Graduated

402

127

44

9

10.9

7.1

0.207

1.61

1.00

(0.76 – 3.40)

-

Ever worked in town

Ever worked

123

26

21.1

0.000

3.69

(2.07 – 6.57)

0.003

3.55

(1.53 – 8.28)

Never worked

413

28

6.8

1.00

Opium, Marijuana or Heroin use

Yes

48

29

60.4

0.000b

28.45

(14.06 – 57.56)

0.000

19.63

(8.04 – 47.94)

No

491

25

5.1

1.00

Ever diagnosed with STIs

Yes

12

6

50.0

0.000

11.21

(3.19 – 39.41)

0.008

20.76

(2.18 – 197.43)

No (Ever had sex)

357

33

9.2

0.690

1.14

(0.59 – 2.20)

0.238

2.95

(0.49 – 17.88)

No (Never had sex)

171

14

8.2

1.00


aMethamphetamine

bFisher's exact test

cDaily wage worker (n = 50), student (n = 61), jobless (n = 26), housework (n = 6), other job (n = 1)

Kobori et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9:11   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-9-11

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