Table 4 Proportions and logistic regression analysis of association between attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and alcohol use variables (adjusted for age and gender or stratified when age or gender interaction present)
VariableControlsADHDOdds ratio (95% CI)
Mean number of drinks per day (on days drinking in past 12 months), %2.65 (2.59–2.71)3.67 (3.23–4.10)
Had five or more drinks at one time, more than once in a month (past 12 months), %17.32 (16.43–18.21)27.47 (21.37–33.56)
 Women over 254.36 (1.86–10.23)
 Women 25 and under2.41 (1.18–4.92)
 Men over 251.08 (0.62–1.82)
 Men 25 and under0.95 (0.59–1.51)
Met the alcohol-dependence lifetime criteria, %2.83 (2.52–3.13)9.79 (6.65–12.92)
 Women over 256.17 (3.32–11.46)
 Women 25 and under1.19 (0.08–16.85)
 Men over 253.74 (2.02–6.91)
 Men 25 and under2.66 (1.14–6.20)
Have ever sought professional help for alcohol-related issues, %11.08 (9.86–12.30)20.64 (12.27–29.00)2.63 (1.54–4.49)