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Table 2 Univariate analyses of behavioural and drug-using characteristics associated with reporting ever being incarcerated in ARYS (n = 478)

From: Methamphetamine use and rates of incarceration among street-involved youth in a Canadian setting: a cross-sectional analysis

  Ever incarcerated    
Characteristic No (%) Yes (%) Odds Ratio 95% Confidence Interval p-value1
Methamphetamine use2 (df = 1)      
   No 42 (45.2) 97 (25.2)    
   Yes 51 (54.8) 288 (74.8) 2.45 1.53 – 3.90 < 0.001
Crack use2 (df = 1)      
   No 37 (39.8) 68 (17.7)    
   Yes 56 (60.2) 317 (82.3) 3.08 1.89 – 5.03 < 0.001
Heroin injection2 (df = 1)      
   No 74 (79.7) 269 (69.9)    
   Yes 19 (20.4) 116 (30.1) 1.68 0.97 – 2.90 0.062
Cocaine use2 (df = 1)      
   No 80 (86.0) 274 (71.1)    
   Yes 13 (14.0) 111 (28.9) 2.49 1.33 – 4.66 0.003
Cannabinoid use2 (df = 1)      
   No 8 (8.6) 19 (4.9)    
   Yes 85 (91.4) 366 (93.1) 1.81 0.76 – 4.28 0.169
Drug dealing2 (df = 1)      
   No 39 (41.9) 71 (18.4)    
   Yes 54 (58.1) 314 (81.6) 3.19 1.97 – 5.19 < 0.001
Sex trade2 (df = 1)      
   No 77 (82.8) 305 (79.2)    
   Yes 16 (17.2) 80 (20.8) 1.26 0.70 – 2.28 0.440
  1. 1. p-value based on results of χ-square test of difference
  2. 2. Refers to any time in the past