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Table 3 Associations between behavioural- and health problems2 at baseline and the likelihood (age adjusted OR, 95% CI) of frequent alcohol use¹ at follow-up; stratified by gender and alcohol use status at baseline3.

From: The influence of behavioural and health problems on alcohol and drug use in late adolescence - a follow up study of 2 399 young Norwegians

   Boys Girls
Alcohol use status at baseline 3 Distress versus no distress2 OR 95% CI P-value OR 95% CI P-value
  Anxiety/depressive 1.3 0.7-2.2 .39 0.9 0.5-1.6 .69
No early alcohol intoxication Attention problems 1.2 0.7-2.0 .47 1.2 0.7-2.0 .57
  Conduct problems 1.7 1.0-2.7 .038 1.4 0.5-4.1 .55
  Tension problems 1.1 0.6-1.9 .82 1.2 0.6-2.1 .38
  Anxiety/depressive 0.7 0.3-1.5 .37 1.9 1.1-3.1 .019
Early alcohol intoxications Attention problems 1.3 0.8-2.3 .32 2.1 1.2-3.4 .005
  Conduct problems 1.2 0.7-2.2 .43 2.5 1.3-4.8 .008
  Tension problems 1.3 0.7-2.4 .39 1.7 1.0-2.9 .042
  1. ¹Frequent use at follow-up, i.e. drinking alcohol at least once a week
  2. 2Behavioural- or health problems refers to baseline self reported problems, i.e. anxiety/depressive symptoms, attention problems, conduct problems and muscular pain/tension
  3. 3 Had ever been alcohol intoxicated at the time point they entered the study