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Table 4 Sensitivity analyses - least absolute shrinkage and selection operator analyses to estimate the association between first experiencing homelessness in childhood or youth (< 25 years) and housing stability (≥90%) among Vancouver At Home participants randomized to Housing First

From: The association between experiencing homelessness in childhood or youth and adult housing stability in Housing First

Control Covariates Added Primary Independent Variable Unadjusted Odds Ratio (95% CI) P value Adjusted Odds Ratio (95% CI) P value
Family separation (n = 274)1 Age of first homeless     
<  25 years 0.51 (0.31, 0.85) 0.009 0.54 (0.31, 0.95) 0.032
≥ 25 years Reference   Reference
Adverse childhood experiences score (n = 229)2 Age of first homeless     
  < 25 years 0.55 (0.32, 0.96) 0.035 0.60 (0.33, 1.11) 0.103
≥ 25 years Reference   Reference
  1. 1In addition to control covariates included in the primary LASSO multivariable model, two family separation variables were added: 1) “Lived away from parents for any reason under the age of 18” (yes/no) and 2) “Ever placed in foster care” (yes/no)
  2. 2In addition to control covariates included in the primary LASSO multivariable model, the following variable was added: “Adverse childhood experiences” (score)