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Table 6 Associations between behavioural- and health problems2 at baseline and the likelihood (age adjusted OR, 95% CI) for ever had tried hash, marihuana or other related drugs 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 distress2 versus no distress (ref.) OR 95% CI P-value OR 95% CI P-value
  Anxiety/depressive 2.4 1.2-4.5 .009 0.7 0.3-1.5 .38
No early alcohol intoxication Attention problems 2.0 1.1-4.0 .018 0.8 0.4-1.7 .58
  Conduct problems 2.7 1.5-4.9 .001 1.8 0.5-6.2 .35
  Tension problems 1.3 0.6-2.7 .51 1.4 0.7-2.7 .29
  Anxiety/depressive 2.0 1.0-4.0 .06 1.0 0.6-1.7 .93
Early alcohol intoxications Attention problems 0.6 0.3-1.2 .15 1.9 1.2-3.1 .007
  Conduct problems 1.8 1.0-3.1 .050 1.3 0.7-2.6 .45
  Tension problems 1.6 0.9-3.0 .14 1.0 0.6-1.7 .96
  1. ¹Frequent drinking 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