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Table 3 Factors associated with ICT use among 126 hazardous drinkers a

From: Utilization of information and communication technology (ICT) among sexually transmitted disease clinics attendees with coexisting drinking problems

Characteristics Multifunction cell phone use Monthly internet use Daily email use Monthly video game playing
AOR (95% CI)b AOR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
Gender     
Male c 5.2 (2.2, 12.6)
Female     Ref
Age (years)     
14-24 7.8 (1.8, 32.9) 11.4 (1.4, 95.5) 1.8 (0.4, 8.4) 29.7 (2.9, 301.3)
25-34 6.4 (1.4, 29.9) 13.6 (0.99, 186.5) 1.2 (0.2, 6.1) 32.6 (3.0, 358.0)
35+ Ref Ref Ref Ref
Race     
White 0.1 (0.0, 1.4)
Black    1.3 (0.1, 36.2)  
Hispanic    1.0 (0.1, 13.1)  
Otherd    Ref  
Education     
High school degree/GED or less some Ref Ref Ref
College/vocational degree 2.4 (0.8, 7.7) 4.0 (0.4, 40.0) 12.9 (3.7, 45.7)  
4 Year college graduate or more 9.1 (0.9, 86.9) 2.9 (0.2, 54.7) 14.2 (1.6, 123.8)  
Employment     
Unemployed Ref Ref
Employed 2.1 (0.6, 7.2)   1.6 (0.5, 5.3)  
Marital status     
Married 0.3 (0.0, 16.1) 3.4 (0.1, 76.2)
Member of unmarried couple   0.7 (0.1, 8.9)   1.5 (0.4, 5.9)
Single   Ref   Ref
Insurance     
No Ref Ref
Yes 2.2 (0.7, 6.9) 7.9 (0.7, 94.7)   
  1. aDefined if AUDIT score > = 8 or binge drinking at least once monthly.
  2. bAOR indicates adjusted odds ratio; CI, confidence interval.
  3. cVariables not included in multivariable logistic regression models since statistically insignificance in bivariate analysis.
  4. dInclude Asian, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaskan Native.
  5. Significant associations (P<0.05) are highlighted in boldface.