Table 5

Lifetime substance abuse disorder among all Black women by, 2001–2003 NSAL

CharacteristicsBlock 1Block 2Block 3
Age
 18–24RefRefRef
 25–341.30 (0.606 to 2.79)1.20 (0.545 to 2.63)0.978 (0.464 to 2.06)
 35–492.53 (1.27 to 5.03)**2.69 (1.33 to 5.47)**2.15 (1.06 to 4.37)*
 50–641.58 (0.657 to 3.80)1.63 (0.661 to 4.01)1.26 (0.529 to 3.02)
 >650.613 (0.167 to 2.25)0.708 (0.188 to 2.66)0.756 (0.199 to 2.87)
Marital status
 MarriedRefRefRef
 Partnered1.55 (0.672 to 3.59)1.26 (0.510 to 3.11)1.12 (0.462 to 2.72)
 Separated-divorced1.11 (0.645 to 1.92)0.940 (0.523 to 1.69)0.775 (0.410 to 1.46)
 Widowed1.13 (0.463 to 2.78)1.16 (0.437 to 3.09)1.06 (0.388 to 2.87)
 Never married1.66 (0.881 to 3.15)1.50 (0.773 to 2.91)1.48 (0.759 to 2.88)
Education
 Less than high schoolRefRefRef
 High school graduate0.425 (0.245 to 0.737)**0.452 (0.262 to 0.782)*0.493 (0.280 to 0.866)*
 Some college0.756 (0.427 to 1.34)0.784 (0.434 to 1.42)0.820 (0.456 to 1.47)
 College0.383 (0.154 to 0.953)*0.428 (0.165 to 1.11)0.469 (0.185 to 1.19)
Income
 <$25 000RefRefRef
 $25 000–$34 9991.22 (0.750 to 2.00)1.44 (0.910 to 2.29)1.67 (1.05 to 2.66)*
 $35 000–$49 9990.439 (0.191 to 1.01)*0.450 (0.212 to 1.80)0.560 (0.225 to 1.39)
 $50 000–$74 9990.252 (0.105 to 0.605)**0.309 (0.127 to 7.53)**0.338 (0.135 to 0.846)*
 >$75 0000.740 (0.349 to 1.57)0.893 (0.439 to 1.82)1.09 (0.549 to 2.19)
Occupational status
 EmployedRefRefRef
 Not employed1.08 (0.564 to 2.05)0.971 (0.523 to 1.80)0.888 (0.465 to 1.70)
 Not in the labour force1.19 (0.654 to 2.18)1.12 (0.607 to 2.08)1.05 (0.550 to 2.01)
Ethnicity
 African-AmericanRefRefRef
 Caribbean Black0.467 (0.265 to 0.820)**0.455 (0.246 to 0.842)**0.466 (0.255 to 0.851)**
Discrimination
 NoRefRef
 Yes1.54 (0.654 to 3.61)1.24 (0.531 to 2.91)
Neighbourhood crime problem1.13 (0.954 to 1.34)1.10 (0.906 to 1.34)
Neighbourhood drug problem1.37 (1.12 to 1.68)**1.37 (1.11 to 1.69)**
Severe IPV
 NoRef
 Yes3.52 (2.21 to 5.60)***
Model F statistic, p valueF=4.77, p<=0.00F=8.24, p<=0.00F=15.96, p<=0.00
  • *p<0.05; ** p<0.01; ***p<0.001.

  • IPV, intimate partner violence; NSAL, National Survey of American Life.