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Table 1 Bivariate associations between wellbeing and alcohol use in schoolchildren aged 11 to 14 years

From: Wellbeing, alcohol use and sexual activity in young teenagers: findings from a cross-sectional survey in school children in North West England

Wellbeing indicators^ Ever Alcohol # Drink alcohol often $
(a) General Wellbeing Wald F* N (%yes) OR (95% CI) Wald F N(%yes) OR (95% CI)
You would like to change the way you look Disagree 7.028 1441 (39) 1 2.338 409 (55) 1
  Don't know   844 (46) 1.36 (1.09-1.68)   283 (52) 0.91 (0.68-1.20)
  Agree   1171 (53) 1.77 (1.27-2.48)   472 (61) 1.27 (0.88-1.83)
You can talk openly with your parents about your problems Agree 9.270 2550 (42) 1 5.268 804 (54) 1
  Don't know   483 (53) 1.52 (1.17-1.98)   174 (64) 1.54 (1.10-2.15)
  Disagree   415 (59) 1.94 (1.33-2.83)   177 (63) 1.43 (1.03-2.00)
You are able to assert your views among your friends Agree 6.181 2420 (48) 1 0.853 854 (55) 1
  Don't know   737 (41) 0.77 (0.65-0.90)   214 (62) 1.30 (0.83-2.04)
  Disagree   250 (46) 0.95 (0.72-1.26)   79 (56) 1.02 (0.76-1.37)
You are often sorry for things that you do ('remorse') Disagree 1.963 553 (45) 1 2.075 189 (65) 1
  Don't know   828 (48) 1.16 (0.90-0.50)   272 (54) 0.62 (0.37-1.03)
  Agree   2055 (45) 1.03 (0.75-1.41)   696 (56) 0.67 (0.44-1.01)
You have a happy home life Agree 32.899 2953 (44) 1 4.696 955 (55) 1
  Don't know   273 (55) 1.52 (1.35-1.72)   115 (63) 1.39 (1.03-1.87)
  Disagree   216 (57) 1.64 (1.23-2.19)   84 (69) 1.85 (1.17-2.92)
(b) School Wellbeing
Your teachers treat you fairly Agree 13.041 2757 (42) 1 11.091 872 (53) 1
  Don't know   477 (55) 1.68 (1.11-2.56)   177 (63) 1.52 (1.04-2.21)
  Disagree   247 (67) 2.81 (1.85-4.27)   120 (72) 2.22 (1.37-3.62)
Your school is a nice place to be Agree 20.690 2443 (43) 1 2.263 768 (54) 1
  Don't know   663 (51) 1.39 (1.18-1.65)   251 (59) 1.22 (0.87-1.71)
  Disagree   369 (58) 1.88 (1.52-2.33)   146 (64) 1.47 (0.94-2.29)
In your school, students take part in making the rules Agree 9.174 1313 (43) 1 6.677 415 (55) 1
  Don't know   1249 (44) 1.02 (0.78-1.33)   386 (52) 0.90 (0.61-1.33)
  Disagree   873 (53) 1.51 (1.17-1.95)   355 (63) 1.37 (0.93-2.01)
Students are treated too strictly/severely in your school Disagree 27.114 1120 (38) 1 2.443 336 (57) 1
  Don't know   1349 (45) 1.37 (1.15-1.62)   433 (53) 0.85 (0.61-1.20)
  Agree   978 (56) 2.12 (1.72-2.61)   390 (60) 1.14 (0.82-1.58)
Teachers expect too much of you Disagree 15.394 1021 (37) 1 2.492 310 (53) 1
  Don't know   1076 (42) 1.23 (0.98-1.55)   340 (55) 1.08 (0.72-1.61)
  Agree   1337 (55) 2.05 (1.52-2.77)   503 (60) 1.35 (0.98-1.85)
  1. ^general and school wellbeing indicators derived from 5-point Likert Scale collapsed into agree/disagree/don't know;
  2. # 'have you ever drunk alcohol; a full drink, not just a sip';
  3. $ 'drink alcohol often' collapsed into seldom (<once a week); and often (≥once a week); students reporting 'never' or don't know how often they drink are excluded;
  4. OR: Odds Ratio (95% confidence intervals; CI); 1 = referent.
  5. *The complex samples procedure produced Wald F-values with a pair of degrees of freedom (df) values (df2, df13).
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