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Table 1 General characteristics of the participants

From: Factors associated with different forms of alcohol use behaviors among college students in Bhutan: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics n %
Total 432 100
Age (years)
 17–20 186 43.1
 ≥ 21 246 56.9
 Mean = 20.08, SD = 1.57, min = 17 max = 29
Sex
 Male 164 38.0
 Female 268 62.0
Year of study
 First year 106 24.5
 Second year 150 34.7
 Third year 176 40.7
Residence
 Living with parents 79 18.3
 College dormitory 345 79.9
 Apartments outside college 8 1.8
Household income (Ngultrum)
 Low income (< 164,829) 324 75.0
 High income (≥164, 829) 108 25.0
Tobacco use (Cigarettes, snuff, chewing tobacco, cigars)
 Yes 130 30.1
 No 302 69.9
Drug use (Tablets and marijuana)
 Yes 30 6.9
 No 402 93.1
Age of initiation of drinking
 < 18 200 46.3
 ≥ 18 232 53.7
Father’s education
 No formal education 178 41.2
 Primary education 80 18.5
 Secondary education 81 18.7
 Higher education 93 21.5
Mother’s education
 No formal education 290 67.1
 Primary education 71 16.4
 Secondary education 47 10.9
 Higher education 24 5.6
Parent’s alcohol use
 Yes 247 57.2
 No 185 42.8
Having close friend who use alcohol
 Yes 329 76.2
 No 103 23.8