Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 3 Univariable analysis for potential categorical predictors of recreational drug use among 852 medical and nursing students in Cameroon from January–April 2018

From: Prevalence and predictors of recreational drug use among medical and nursing students in Cameroon: a cross sectional analysis

Variable Category Total n % OR 95% CI p
Gender (n = 851) Female 583 11 1.89 1.70 0.44, 9.55 0.414
  Male 268 3 1.12    
Marital status (n = 845) Married 57 1 1.75 1.07 0.03, 7.34 0.952
  Single 788 13 1.65    
Personal relationship (n = 844)a Yes 383 10 2.61 3.06 0.87, 13.47 0.048
  No 461 4 0.87    
Difficulties in personal relationship (n = 788) Yes 153 5 3.27 2.65 0.67, 9.32 0.080
  No 635 8 1.26    
Monthly income sufficient (n = 794) Yes 253 5 1.98 1.34 0.34, 4.71 0.607
  No 541 8 1.48    
Course repeated (n = 833) Yes 329 9 2.74 2.81 0.84, 10.75 0.056
  No 504 5 0.99    
Exam re-sited (n = 828) Yes 453 11 2.43 3.09 0.81, 17.33 0.070
  No 375 3 0.80    
Satisfaction with results (n = 772) Yes 223 5 2.24 1.55 0.40 0.442
  No 549 8 1.46    
Regret choice of studies (n = 842) Yes 84 2 2.38 1.51 0.16, 6.99 0.587
  No 758 12 1.58    
Life changing crises (n = 830)b Yes 378 6 1.59 1.03 0.28, 3.60 0.964
  No 452 7 1.55    
Presence of chronic illness (n = 851)c Yes 38 3 7.89 6.25 1.07, 25.02 0.002
  No 813 11 1.35    
Alcohol consumption (n = 851) Yes 248 10 4.03 6.29 1.79, 27.68 < 0.001
  No 603 4 0.66    
  1. aPersonal relationship was defined as close connections between two people formed by emotional and sexual interactions
  2. bLife changing crises defined as loss of a loved one, physical or sexual trauma and conditions of emotional or social instability
  3. cChronic illnesses included: asthma, chronic pelvic pain, diabetes mellitus, gastroesophageal reflux disease, chronic peptic ulcer disease, migraines, cerebral lesions and paralysis
  4. dRecreational drugs included: marijuana and tramadol