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Table 2 Demographic Correlates of Alcohol Consumption

From: Alcohol use and health outcomes in the oldest old

Daily Alcohol Consumption Total Sample N = 7,434 Doesn't Drink N = 4,146 Less than once a day N = 2,515 1–2 drinks per day N = 620 3 or more drinks per day N = 153 Test χ2 statistic (df) P <
% Male 39% 32.2 42.9 59.2 77.1 χ2(3) = 296.2 0.0001
Mean Age 77.6 (5.9) 78.3 (6.0) 77.0 (5.7) 76.5 (5.4) 74.5 (4.0) χ2(3) = 157.3 0.0001
Race       χ2(6) = 182.6 0.0001
Caucasian 84.2 79.2 90.4 92.3 83.7   
African-American 13.8 18.2 8.3 6.3 13.7   
Asian/Pacific Islander/Other 2.1 2.6 1.3 1.4 2.6   
% Married 50.7 45.5 55.4 63.4 64.7 χ2(3) = 118.7 0.0001
Mean Education Yrs. 10.7 (3.8) 9.8 (3.9) 11.6 (3.4) 12.7 (3.2) 11.2 (3.4) χ2(3) = 573.6 0.0001
  1. Note: Kruskal Wallis tests were used for continuous variables (age, education) as these did not have normal distributions. Means and standard deviations are given for descriptive purposes only.