Table 3

Multilevel logistic regression results of reporting current drinking by area type and ethnic density

Caribbean (n=2162) OR (95% CI)African (n=765) OR (95% CI)Indian (n=2304) OR (95% CI)Pakistani (n=2000) OR (95% CI)White (n=12345) OR (95% CI)
White area (reference)11111
Mixed area0.63 (0.42 to 0.94)*0.79 (0.39 to 1.63)0.84 (0.58 to 1.21)0.70 (0.27 to 1.79)0.80 (0.64 to 0.99)*
Black area0.59 (0.40 to 0.87)**0.51 (0.27 to 0.98)*1.02 (0.64 to 1.61)2.38 (0.87 to 6.50)0.63 (0.45 to 0.88)**
Indian area0.54 (0.31 to 0.96)*0.45 (0.15 to 1.36)0.56 (0.35 to 0.88)**0.61 (0.17 to 2.15)0.83 (0.31 to 2.19)
Pakistani and Bangladeshi area0.43 (0.24 to 0.77)***0.31 (0.12 to 0.79)**1.35 (0.60 to 3.05)0.29 (0.08 to 1.01)*0.53 (0.26 to 1.06)
Own ethnic density (10% increase)0.83 (0.67 to 1.03)0.79 (0.55 to 1.12)0.83 (0.74 to 0.93)***0.49 (0.36 to 0.67)***1.10 (1.05 to 1.15)***
  • Adjusted for age, sex, head of household SES, marital status, education, employment status, area deprivation and nativity.

  • * p<0.0;

  • ** p<0.01;

  • *** p<0.001.