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Table 2 Association between cannabis use and combat experience

From: Cannabis use among Navy personnel in Sri Lanka: a cross sectional study

Combat exposure Cannabis users (N = 35) Non users (N = 636) Unadjusted OR Adjusted ORa
Discharged weapon in direct combat 19 (54.3) 316 (49.7) 1.20 (0.61–2.38) 1.24 (0.54–2.85)
Thought might be killed 17 (48.6) 270 (42.5) 1.28 (0.65–2.53) 1.38 (0.69–2.78)
Seeing dead or wounded 16 (45.7) 449 (70.6) 0.35 (0.18–0.70) 0.42 (0.20–0.85)
Handled bodies 10 (28.6) 286 (45.0) 0.49 (0.23–1.04) 0.62 (0.28–1.35)
Aided wounded 9 (25.7) 240 (37.7) 0.57 (0.27–1.24) 0.76 (0.34–1.70)
Came under small arm fire 11 (31.4) 246 (38.7) 0.73 (0.35–1.51) 1.03 (0.46–2.30)
Came under mortar, missile, artillery fire 6 (17.1) 223 (35.1) 0.38 (0.16–0.94) 0.54 (0.21–1.38)
Experienced landmine strikes 0 (0) 25 (3.9)
Experienced hostility from civilians 3 (8.6) 15 (2.4) 3.88 (1.07–14.01) 4.06 (1.06–15.56)
Involved in combat with enemy vessels 14 (40.0) 318 (50.0) 0.67 (0.33–1.33) 0.70 (0.30–1.60)
  1. aAdjusted for age, marital status, education and service type