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Table 5 The logistic regression results of the mediating effect of mental health to the relationship between drug dependence and social capital by gender

From: Perceptions of neighborhood social environment and drug dependence among incarcerated women and men: a cross-sectional analysis

Gender Step and variable B S.E. Wald OR p Dependent
Female Step 1       Drug dependence
  Age 0.02 0.01 1.06 1.02 0.30  
  Social capital −0.61 0.28 4.77 0.54 0.03  
  Constant 1.24 0.85 2.12 3.46 0.15  
  Step 2       Mental health problem history
  Age 0.01 0.01 0.32 1.01 0.57  
  Social capital −0.33 0.25 1.76 0.72 0.19  
  Constant 1.06 0.76 1.94 2.90 0.16  
  Step 3       Drug dependence
  Age 0.01 0.02 0.82 1.01 0.37  
  Mental health problem history 1.13 0.29 15.52 3.08 < 0.001  
  Constant −0.97 0.55 3.13 0.38 0.08  
  Step 4       Drug dependence
  Age 0.02 0.02 1.13 1.02 0.29  
  Social capital −0.59 0.29 4.24 0.55 0.04  
  Mental health problem history 1.07 0.29 13.60 2.91 < 0.001  
  Constant 0.49 0.90 0.30 1.63 0.59  
  1. Note: Age is the control variable. B s were tested through the Wald χ2 statistic with d.f. = 1. The test results for the male group were omitted, as the results were not significant.