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Table 1 Frequency distribution of study variables

From: Social interactions, trust and risky alcohol consumption

Variable Mean Standard deviation p-values
Alcohol consumption (mean volume; grams of pure alcohol per day) 12.28 19.05  
Heavy episodic drinking (%) 0.70 0.46  
Social interaction with    
 Colleague 3.06 2.09 0.22***
 Female friend 2.98 1.51 0.02
 Male friend 2.74 1.53 0.24***
Social support 3.43 0.65 0.06**
General trust 3.19 0.71 0.07***
Membership in organisation 0.57 0.49 0.08***
Age group    
 15–29 18.3 %   
 30–45 26.8 %   
 46–64 36.9 %   
 65+ 18.1 %   
Income    
 ≤100,000 15.1 %   
 100,000–199,999 21.6 %   
 200,000–299,999 21.3 %   
 300,000–399,999 20.4 %   
 ≥400,000 21.8 %   
Education    
 Low 22.5 %   
 Middle 37.3 %   
 High 40.2 %   
Employment    
 Employed 55.7 %   
 Student 10.1 %   
 Unemployed 2.3 %   
 Pensioner 24.2 %   
 Other 7.7 %   
Civil status    
 Married/lived with partner 73.4 %   
 Widowed/divorced/separated 10.5 %   
 Single 16.0 %   
Lived with under 18 child 0.32 0.47 0.05*
  1. Note: Mean value and standard deviations are reported for drinking, activity in organisation, and family status variables. The p-values are for spearman correlation performed between heavy episodic drinking and the respective variables
  2. *p < 0.05;**p < 0.01;***p < 0.001