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Table 1 Descriptive statistics

From: Sociodemographic characteristics associated with alcohol use among low-income Mexican older adults

  Wave 1
% or M (SD)
Wave 2
% or M (SD)
Wave 3
% or M (SD)
Response format
Dependent variables
Alcohol use
 Lifetime use 54.47 60.68 66.58 Ever drank alcohol
 Current use 11.74 10.50 9.88 Currently drinking alcohol
 Days of use per week 1.15 (1.38) 0.98 (1.40) 0.87 (1.32) Days of use per week during previous month
 Use 2+ days per week 27.77 21.13 20.00 Alcohol use twice or more per week
 Drinks per day 1.60 (2.12) 1.58 (2.37) 1.14 (1.74) Alcoholic drinks per day of use
 3+ drinks per day 22.22 23.40 14.87 Three or more drinks per day
Independent variables
Primary language
 Mayan 36.70 37.71 38.02 Speak Mayan as primary language
Gender
 Male 48.06 47.52 47.15 Male gender
Socioeconomic status
 Education
  0–2 years 64.82 67.15 67.55 0 to 2 years of formal education
  3+ years 33.56 32.62 31.17 3 or more years of formal education
 Household income
  Monthly income, MXN 1,322.50 (2,986.69) 1,760.80 (2,462.66) 1,509.23 (1,662.57) Mean monthly household income in constant pesos
  Tertile 1 or 2 (T1 or T2) 66.18 62.70 60.97 Household income tertile 1 or 2
  Tertile 3 (T3) 31.26 31.21 30.06 Household income tertile 3
Control variables
Age 77.95 (6.45) 78.35 (6.36) 78.81 (6.37) Age in years
 70–74 37.39 34.59 29.97 70 to 74 years old
 75–79 28.43 30.04 31.83 75 to 79 years old
 80–84 17.29 17.16 18.33 80 to 84 years old
 85+ 16.90 18.21 19.87 85 years old or older
Marital status
 Married or partner 52.19 51.93 50.03 Married or living with partner
Household size
 1 13.31 12.36 11.36 1 resident
 2–4 60.87 59.06 58.68 2 to 4 residents
 5–7 20.54 22.31 23.90 5 to 7 residents
 8+ 5.27 6.27 6.05 8 or more residents
Self-reported health
 Good, very good, or excellent 17.86 24.58 25.17 Good, very good, or excellent self-rated health
 Fair 61.38 62.34 61.60 Fair self-rated health
 Poor 20.50 13.04 13.06 Poor self-rated health
Health indicators
 Depression 0.84 (2.01) 0.46 (1.49) 0.29 (1.19) CIDI-SF depression score, range = 0–7
 Lifetime liver or kidney infection 6.35 9.00 9.69 Diagnosed with liver or kidney infection
 Current tobacco use 3.45 3.05 2.66 Currently smoke cigarette
 Health insurance 72.05 76.33 79.50 Public or private health insurance
Observations 2,351 2,201 1,883 Number of respondents from baseline
  1. Note. CIDI-SF Composite International Diagnostic Interview Short-Form, MXN Mexican peso