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Table 2 Relationships between drinking behaviours and consumers' demographics, methods of accessing alcohol and income

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

   Drinking behaviours1
   Binge drink Frequently drink Drink in public setting Any drinking Risks All Drinking Risks
   n (Yes) % P n (Yes) % P n (Yes) % P n (Yes) % P n (Yes) % P
Sex Female 1672 34.6   1002 21.2   2339 50.4   3169 65.7   348 7.7  
  Male 1755 41.8 < 0.001 1146 28.1 < 0.001 1998 49.0 0.191 2877 68.5 < 0.01 462 11.7 < 0.001
Age 15 1513 35.9   892 21.8   1904 46.9   2715 64.4   295 7.5  
  16 1914 39.8 < 0.001 1256 26.7 < 0.001 2433 52.2 < 0.001 3331 69.2 < 0.001 515 11.3 < 0.001
Deprivation quintile (Least deprived) 1 873 36.6   539 23.0   1047 45.1   1535 64.4   194 8.5  
  2 775 39.2   448 23.3   925 48.6   1339 67.8   154 8.3  
  3 515 39.1   325 25.1   639 50.4   879 66.7   128 10.3  
  4 767 38.0   509 26.0   1046 53.6   1383 68.5   201 10.6  
  (Most deprived) 5 497 37.3 0.38 327 25.3 0.117 680 53.4 < 0.001 910 68.2 < 0.05 133 10.8 < 0.05
Ethnicity White 3121 38.6   1877 23.8   3869 49.5   5409 67.0   724 9.5  
  Black/Black British 25 20.7   19 16.4   51 44.0   63 52.1   2 1.8  
  Chinese/Chinese British 15 24.2   14 23.7   21 35.6   31 50.0   5 8.9  
  Asian/Asian British 44 30.1   43 30.1   64 49.2   91 62.3   10 7.8  
  Mixed Race 83 37.6   58 26.7   133 61.9   168 76.0   26 12.3  
  Other 8 27.6 < 0.001 8 30.8 0.143 17 63.0 < 0.005 22 75.9 < 0.001 2 8.3 0.069
Spending money (£/week) < = 10 951 31.0   454 15.2   1110 37.9   1716 55.9   117 4.1  
  11 to 20 1152 42.2   670 25.0   1414 53.4   1927 70.5   280 10.8  
  21 to 30 522 45.0   372 32.5   661 58.5   880 75.9   162 14.5  
  > 30 628 46.4 < 0.001 494 37.1 < 0.001 861 64.8 < 0.001 1105 81.6 < 0.001 212 16.2 < 0.001
Ever buy alcohol No 1689 32.1   831 16.3   1739 33.1   2958 56.2   221 4.3  
  Yes 1737 50.4 < 0.001 1315 38.8 < 0.001 2596 75.3 < 0.001 3086 89.5 < 0.001 588 17.3 < 0.001
Member of youth club, group or team No 2070 36.9   1426 26.1   2769 51.0   3796 67.7   530 10.0  
  Yes 1317 39.9 < 0.005 686 21.4 < 0.001 1512 47.8 < 0.005 2169 65.8 0.065 268 8.7 < 0.05
Others buying youths alcohol                 
Parents No 1948 41.3   1251 27.1   2833 64.0   3550 75.3   522 12.1  
  Yes 1479 34.5 < 0.001 897 21.5 < 0.001 1504 35.0 < 0.001 2496 58.2 < 0.001 288 6.9 < 0.001
Older siblings No 2908 37.0   1803 23.5   3695 48.8   5165 65.7   675 9.2  
  Yes 519 45.2 < 0.001 345 30.7 < 0.001 642 56.0 < 0.001 881 76.8 < 0.001 135 12.0 < 0.005
Friends (over 18) No 2076 34.3   1258 21.4   2464 42.8   3612 59.8   454 8.1  
  Yes 1351 45.6 < 0.001 890 30.6 < 0.001 1873 63.2 < 0.001 2434 82.1 < 0.001 356 12.3 < 0.001
Friends (under 18) No 2662 36.7   1656 23.5   3241 46.6   4647 64.1   605 8.9  
  Yes 765 43.5 < 0.001 492 28.4 < 0.001 1096 62.4 < 0.001 1399 79.6 < 0.001 205 11.8 < 0.001
Adult outside shops No 2998 37.5   1780 22.8   3515 45.6   5123 64.0   663 8.8  
  Yes 429 42.6 < 0.005 368 37.2 < 0.001 822 81.7 < 0.001 923 91.7 < 0.001 147 14.9 < 0.001
Take/steal from parents No 3157 37.9   1916 23.6   3959 49.3   5528 66.4   728 9.3  
  Yes 270 39.4 0.44 232 34.8 < 0.001 378 55.2 < 0.005 518 75.6 < 0.001 82 12.3 < 0.05
  1. 1 Drinking behaviours are defined as binge drink (usually having five or more alcoholic drinks per session); frequently drink (usually drinking at least two or more days each week) and drink in public settings (including drinking in streets, parks, pubs and clubs and excluding drinking at home, in friends' houses and on special occasions with family and friends). "Any drinking risks" and "all drinking risks" are composite variables calculated as having any one of the three individual risk factors and having all three risk factors respectively. All analyses utilise chi squared.