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Table 2 Alcohol and SNS use among alcohol-using emerging adults at MSBP, by gender

From: Emerging adults’ use of alcohol and social networking sites during a large street festival: A real-time interview study

  Males (n = 99) Females (n = 93) p-value*
Alcohol use at the block party    
  Mean hours drinking (SD)** 5.5 (2.6) 4.5 (2.0) 0.004
  Mean number of drinks (SD)** 9.6 (5.0) 5.4 (3.0) <0.001
  % heavy episodic drinkers 19 16 0.696
Social networking site use at the block party    
  % used Facebook 15 31 <0.001
  % used Twitter 14 22 0.142
  % used either SNS 25 42 0.014
  % planned to use SNS for transportation*** 3 4 0.715
  1. SNS Social networking site, MSBP Mifflin Street Block Party
  2. Heavy episodic drinking defined according to NIAAA criteria (>5 drinks in 2 h for males; >4 drinks in 2 h for females)
  3. *p-values reported from chi-squared tests unless otherwise indicated
  4. **p-value from t-tests for difference in means
  5. ***p-value from Fisher’s exact test