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Table 1 Characteristics of participants, by alcohol consumption (N = 772a)

From: Alcohol outlets and alcohol consumption in changing environments: prevalence and changes over time

   Alcohol Consumptiona
Total Number of days per month
consumed alcohol
High number of drinks per week
relative to others in cohort
(top quintile, ≥ 8 drinks per week)
        No Yes
N Col % Mean SD Median P25 P75 N Row % N Row %
Total 772 100% 5.5 7.1 3.0 0 8 644 83% 128 17%
  N Col % Mean SD Median P25 P75 N Col % N Col %
Age Group
 21 to 34 197 26% 5.9 7.0 4 0 8 155 24% 42 33%
 35 to 49 218 28% 6.1 7.2 4 0 8 178 28% 40 31%
 50 to 64 357 46% 4.9 7.0 2 0 8 311 48% 46 36%
Gender
 Female 402 52% 4.7 6.6 2 0 8 358 56% 44 34%
 Male 370 48% 6.3 7.6 4 0 8 286 44% 84 66%
Race
 Black 259 34% 3.7 5.8 1 0 5 228 35% 31 24%
 White 419 54% 6.9 7.7 4 0 10 332 52% 87 68%
 Other 94 12% 4.2 5.9 2 0 8 84 13% 10 8%
Income per capita
 < $15 k 149 19% 4.6 6.8 2 0 7 127 20% 22 17%
 $15 k - < $35 k 337 44% 4.7 6.2 2 0 8 294 46% 43 34%
 $35 k - < $50 k 142 18% 6.2 8.0 3 0 8 113 18% 29 23%
 $50 k+ 144 19% 7.5 7.9 4 0 12 110 17% 34 27%
Education completed
 High school (HS)b 225 29% 5.1 7.4 2 0 8 189 29% 36 28%
 Tech school/2 years post HS 170 22% 4.2 6.2 2 0 8 140 22% 30 23%
 4 year college 192 25% 6.2 7.2 4 0 8 156 24% 36 28%
 Graduate school 185 24% 6.4 7.4 4 0 8 159 25% 26 20%
Chronic conditions, n (%)c 313 41% 4.9 7.0 2 0 8 275 43% 38 30%
Movedd
 Yes 95 12% 6.2 7.0 4 0 8 70 11% 25 20%
 No 677 88% 5.4 7.1 3 0 8 574 89% 103 80%
State (at follow-up)
 Pennsylvania 444 58% 5.1 6.6 3 0 8 370 57% 74 58%
 Delaware 148 19% 6.9 8.0 4 1 10 116 18% 32 25%
 New Jersey 180 23% 5.4 7.3 2 0 8 158 25% 22 17%
  1. Abbreviations: SD standard deviation, P25 25th percentile, P75 75th percentile, Col column
  2. aIncludes participants who did not consume alcohol in past 30 days (N = 207 or 27% of the cohort)
  3. bCompleted high school includes receiving a high school equivalency diploma (GED®)
  4. cPresence of a chronic cardiovascular conditions was assessed by asking whether the participant was ever told by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional that they had at least one of the following: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, or history of heart disease
  5. dMoved out of baseline ZIP code but stayed within study area