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Table 1 Descriptive statistics (n = 23587)

From: Why is high-risk drinking more prevalent among men than women? evidence from South Korea

  Composition (%) High-risk Drinking (%)
  Males Females Difference p-value Males Females Difference p-value
All - - - - 0.374 0.076 0.298 < 0.0001
Age (years)         
   < 30 0.167 0.175 -0.008 0.1100 0.418 0.179 0.239 < 0.0001
   30-39 0.251 0.235 0.016 0.0057 0.431 0.077 0.355 < 0.0001
   40-49 0.243 0.221 0.022 < 0.0001 0.423 0.076 0.347 < 0.0001
   50-59 0.157 0.149 0.007 0.1154 0.343 0.044 0.300 < 0.0001
   ≥ 60 0.184 0.221 -0.037 < 0.0001 0.218 0.017 0.201 < 0.0001
Marital status         
   Non-married 0.249 0.320 -0.071 < 0.0001 0.415 0.121 0.294 < 0.0001
   Married 0.751 0.680 0.071 < 0.0001 0.360 0.055 0.305 < 0.0001
Education         
   Lower than college 0.648 0.774 -0.127 < 0.0001 0.359 0.066 0.293 < 0.0001
   College or higher 0.352 0.226 0.127 < 0.0001 0.400 0.111 0.290 < 0.0001
Occupational status         
   Unemployed 0.222 0.537 -0.316 < 0.0001 0.316 0.059 0.257 < 0.0001
   Non-manual occupation 0.233 0.124 0.109 < 0.0001 0.398 0.132 0.266 < 0.0001
   Manual occupation 0.546 0.339 0.207 < 0.0001 0.387 0.083 0.304 < 0.0001
Household income         
   Lowest quartile 0.214 0.251 -0.036 < 0.0001 0.319 0.057 0.262 < 0.0001
   2nd lowest quartile 0.259 0.255 0.004 0.4481 0.363 0.080 0.283 < 0.0001
   2nd highest quartile 0.262 0.248 0.014 0.0112 0.403 0.088 0.315 < 0.0001
   Highest quartile 0.264 0.247 0.018 0.0021 0.401 0.080 0.321 < 0.0001
Body mass index         
   < 20 0.349 0.313 0.036 < 0.0001 0.386 0.114 0.273 < 0.0001
   20-24 0.425 0.454 -0.029 < 0.0001 0.337 0.056 0.281 < 0.0001
   25-29 0.208 0.206 0.002 0.6573 0.418 0.059 0.360 < 0.0001
   ≥ 30 0.018 0.027 -0.009 < 0.0001 0.492 0.106 0.386 < 0.0001
Stress         
   Very low 0.157 0.162 -0.006 0.2300 0.305 0.046 0.259 < 0.0001
   Low 0.488 0.485 0.003 0.6490 0.367 0.073 0.294 < 0.0001
   High 0.291 0.289 0.001 0.8484 0.409 0.092 0.316 < 0.0001
   Very high 0.065 0.063 0.002 0.6074 0.434 0.104 0.330 < 0.0001
Survey year         
   1998 0.367 0.356 0.012 0.0626 0.343 0.029 0.314 < 0.0001
   2001 0.313 0.313 0.000 0.9966 0.354 0.072 0.282 < 0.0001
   2005 0.320 0.332 -0.012 0.0571 0.429 0.131 0.298 < 0.0001
  1. Notes: Standard deviations are in parentheses; a non-married marital status includes never-married, separated, widowed, and divorced participants; unemployed includes students and housewives; household income is standardized by household size; and p-values for mean differences are based on the t-test.