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Table 4 Selected Kendall’s tau correlations between substance variables and clinical severity and complexity outcomes

From: The CAMP study: feasibility and clinical correlates of standardized assessments of substance use in a youth psychiatric inpatient sample

  Youth-reported psychiatric symptomatology as per OCHS-EBS Physician-reported
SP GAD MDE ADHD ODD CD Total # surpassing clinical thresholds Aggressive threats and behaviors Total # of discharge diagnoses based on categories
Frequency
 Cannabis − 0.076 0.007 0.075 0.128 0.266b 0.309b 0.212b 0.227a 0.117
 Alcohol 0.054 0.038 0.105 0.073 0.210b 0.250b 0.200a 0.212a 0.093
 Cigarette 0.005 0.069 0.071 0.185a 0.295b 0.447b 0.280b 0.324b 0.167
 E-cigarette − 0.021 0.05 0.107 0.14 0.259b 0.300b 0.284b 0.136 0.141
 Prescription 0.208a 0.245b 0.279b 0.168a 0.230b 0.319b 0.360b 0.262b 0.197a
 Other 0.081 0.137 0.174a 0.206a 0.274b 0.374b 0.341b 0.282b 0.200a
Coping motives
 Cannabis coping motives 0.293b 0.398b 0.206 0.001 0.052 0.04 0.229a − 0.068 0.358a
 Alcohol coping motives 0.128 0.302b 0.236a 0.320b 0.299b 0.316b 0.412b 0.159 0.540b
Substance use disorder scores
 CUDIT total score − 0.094 0.015 0.072 − 0.041 0.002 − 0.005 0.005 0.039 0.116
 AUDIT total score 0.02 0.123 0.186 0.289b 0.336b 0.444b 0.396b 0.281a 0.442b
Using substances with others
 Using cannabis with others − 0.172 − 0.14 − 0.112 0.049 0.054 0.108 − 0.043 − 0.085 0.049
 Using alcohol with others −0.103 − 0.167 − 0.067 − 0.111 − 0.143 − 0.117 − 0.187 − 0.113 − 0.205
  1. More detailed results in Additional file 5, available online
  2. aCorrelation is significant at the 0.05 level (2 tailed)
  3. bCorrelation is significant at the 0.01 level (2-tailed)