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Table 2 Reasons why young people first tried alcohol consumption by cyclothymia and hyperthymia

From: Alcohol consumption and accentuated personality traits among young adults in Romania: a cross-sectional study

Personality traits The reasons for which young people tried first AC
To be as peers Boredom Curiosity Adult influence
Cyclothymiaa Normal 28.0 21.5 17.8 29.5
Accentuation 40.7 32.3 41.9 34.1
Strong accentuation 26.4 43.1 35.4 33.0
Significant accentuation 4.9 3.1 5.0 3.4
Hyperthymiab Normal 16.5 18.5 9.5 9.1
Accentuation 32.1 29.2 26.9 36.4
Strong accentuation 40.7 35.4 54.4 46.6
Significant accentuation 10.7 16.9 9.1 8.0
  1. aPearson’s chi-square test = 22.921, p < 0.01, bPearson’s chi-square test = 30.467, p < 0.001; all df = 9