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Independent associations and effect modification between lifetime substance use and recent mood disorder diagnosis with household food insecurity

TitleIndependent associations and effect modification between lifetime substance use and recent mood disorder diagnosis with household food insecurity
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsDavison, K. M., Holloway C., Gondara L., and Hatcher A. S.
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume13
Pages1 - 14
Keywordscannabis, food, food consumption, hallucinogens, mdma, mental health and psychiatry, mood disorders, schools
Abstract

Poor mental health and substance use are associated with food insecurity, however, their potential combined effects have not been studied. This study explored independent associations and effect modification between lifetime substance use and mood disorder in relation to food insecurity. Poisson regression analysis of data from British Columbia respondents (n = 13,450; 12 years+) in the 2007/08 Canadian Community Health Survey was conducted. Measures included The Household Food Security Survey Module (7.3% food insecure), recent diagnosis of a mood disorder (self-reported; 9.5%), lifetime use of cannabis, cocaine/crack, ecstasy, hallucinogens, and speed, any lifetime substance use, sociodemographic covariates, and the interaction terms of mood disorder by substance. For those with recent diagnosis of a mood disorder the prevalence of lifetime substance use ranged between 1.2 to 5.7% and were significantly higher than those without recent mood disorder diagnosis or lifetime use of substances (p's

URLhttp://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0191072
DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0191072
Document URLhttp://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/file?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0191072&type=printable