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Table 1 General sample characteristics and comparisons between those that do and do not consume alcohol

From: Predictors of risky alcohol consumption in schoolchildren and their implications for preventing alcohol-related harm

    Drink alcohol   
  All No Yes Statistic
  n % n % n % Chi Square P
Sex         
Female 5366 52.2 515 9.6 4826 90.4   
Male 4905 47.8 676 13.9 4203 86.1 43.96 < 0.001
Age         
15 4834 47.1 593 12.3 4217 87.7   
16 5437 52.9 598 11.1 4812 88.9 4.02 < 0.05
North West deprivation quintile         
(Least deprived) 1 2560 24.9 172 6.7 2384 93.3   
2 2324 22.6 338 14.6 1975 85.4   
3 1472 14.3 148 10.1 1317 89.9   
4 2354 22.9 317 13.6 2019 86.4   
(Most deprived) 5 1561 15.2 216 13.9 1334 86.1 99.48 < 0.001
Ethnicity         
White 8606 87.5 507 5.9 8077 94.1   
Black/Black British 151 1.5 26 17.7 121 82.3   
Chinese/Chinese British 84 0.9 22 26.2 62 73.8   
Asian/Asian British 701 7.1 546 78.9 146 21.1   
Mixed Race 239 2.4 17 7.1 221 92.9   
Other 49 0.5 19 39.6 29 60.4 3389.43 < 0.001
Spending money (£/week)         
< = 10 3633 38.7 546 15.1 3070 84.9   
11 to 20 3047 32.4 307 10.1 2733 89.9   
21 to 30 1247 13.3 85 6.8 1160 93.2   
> 30 1470 15.6 111 7.6 1354 92.4 102.27 < 0.001
Ever buy alcohol         
No 6450 65.2 1191 18.5 5259 81.5   
Yes 3449 34.8 0 0.0 3449 100 723.97 < 0.001
Member of youth club, group or team         
No 6411 63.4 774 12.1 5608 87.9   
Yes 3706 36.3 397 10.7 3297 89.3 4.34 < 0.05
  1. Analyses utilise chi squared. Samples sizes vary slightly between analyses due to some respondents not completing all questions.