Table 2

Multivariate logistic regression: risk factors associated with male and female hazardous alcohol consumption

MaleFemale
Age adjustedMultivariate analysis*Multivariate analysis†Age adjustedMultivariate analysis*Multivariate analysis†
OR95% CIOR95% CIOR95% CIOR95% CIOR95% CI
Course of study
 Science/Engineering/Food Science1.001.001.001.001.001.00
 Arts/Social Science/Education1.070.75 to 1.530.620.41 to 0.940.750.49 to 1.151.030.76 to 1.390.820.59 to 1.150.870.62 to 1.23
 Law and Business2.261.46 to 3.492.521.54 to 4.112.811.70 to 4.632.121.44 to 3.142.181.39 to 3.422.171.37 to 3.42
 Medicine and Health1.140.63 to 2.061.010.52 to 1.951.010.52 to 1.961.200.84 to 1.731.180.79 to 1.771.220.81 to 1.84
 Other2.490.66 to 9.361.150.29 to 4.681.460.34 to 6.231.090.42 to 2.850.850.31 to 2.330.990.36 to 2.71
Year in college
 First1.001.001.001.001.001.00
 Second0.860.60 to 1.240.540.35 to 0.820.550.35 to 0.851.280.98 to 1.690.910.66 to 1.250.940.68 to 1.30
 Third1.561.02 to 2.411.240.73 to 2.111.210.07 to 2.100.950.70 to 1.300.820.56 to 1.190.910.62 to 1.34
 Fourth1.570.83 to 2.980.660.32 to 1.360.670.31 to 1.451.801.14 to 2.861.070.60 to 1.881.350.75 to 2.42
Accommodation
 Campus accommodation1.001.001.001.001.00
 Rented house/apartment1.470.53 to 4.080.600.30 to 1.190.570.28 to 1.191.320.93 to 1.880.860.57 to 1.301.020.67 to 1.55
 Parents’ house0.910.52 to 1.590.520.27 to 1.010.500.25 to 1.001.060.75 to 1.500.780.53 to 1.170.840.56 to 1.26
 House owner1.470.47 to 4.080.170.07 to 0.430.160.06 to 0.430.950.92 to 0.980.190.09 to 0.400.230.11 to 0.51
BMI
 Normal weight1.001.001.001.001.001.00
 Overweight/obese1.300.91 to 1.871.120.76 to 1.661.080.73 to 1.591.100.78 to 1.541.070.74 to 1.531.050.73 to 1.51
Physical activity
 Low1.001.001.001.001.001.00
 Moderate0.940.66 to 1.341.250.79 to 1.981.180.72 to 1.920.990.76 to 1.300.880.65 to 1.200.880.63 to 1.24
 High0.910.61 to 1.341.050.70 to 1.590.920.60 to 1.421.121.04 to 1.931.230.87 to 1.741.360.93 to 1.99
Number of sexual partners
 None1.001.001.001.001.00
 1–34.122.78 to 6.083.582.39 to 5.493.532.26 to 5.533.092.28 to 4.152.581.87 to 3.552.671.87 to 3.81
 4–55.703.13 to 10.364.252.22 to 8.164.392.14 to 8.715.363.45 to 8.353.212.00 to 5.133.081.83 to 5.19
 6 or more6.901.04 to 11.773.832.18 to 6.733.882.14 to 7.017.404.58 to 12.03.141.91 to 5.173.351.97 to 5.72
Smoker
 No1.001.001.001.001.001.00
 Yes2.701.81 to 4.041.060.68 to 1.660.860.54 to 1.373.382.44 to 4.681.951.36 to 2.811.991.35 to 2.93
Illicit drug user
 No1.001.001.001.001.001.00
 Yes2.331.70 to 3.212.231.52 to 3.262.431.63 to 3.632.591.93 to 3.472.111.51 to 2.961.901.33 to 2.71
  • *Adjusted for university level effects of course of study, accommodation type and college year.

  • †Adjusted for university level effects and other significant factors in the age adjusted model.

  • BMI, body mass index.