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Table 3 Substance abuse (heroin, sedatives, inhalants) among male and female adolescents (F – frequency, % - percentage) and Kruskal Wallis ANOVA between sexes (H – H value; p – level of significance)

From: Substance abuse prevalence and its relation to scholastic achievement and sport factors: an analysis among adolescents of the Herzegovina–Neretva Canton in Bosnia and Herzegovina

  BOYS GIRLS Kruskal Wallis
F % F % H p
Heroin       
Never (1) 411 94.48 583 97.65   
Ever tried (2) 1 0.23 - -   
Once or twice (3) 2 0.46 1 0.17   
3-5 times (4) - - - -   
6-9 times (5) - - - -   
20-39 times (6) 3 0.69 - -   
40 and more (7) 4 0.92 - -   
Missing 14 3.22 13 2.18 10.99 0.001
Sedatives       
Never (1) 400 91.95 545 91.29   
Ever tried (2) 9 2.07 25 4.19   
Once or twice (3) - - 6 1.01   
3-5 times (4) 1 0.23 - -   
6-9 times (5) 4 0.92 1 0.17   
20-39 times (6) 3 0.69 3 0.50   
40 and more (7) 3 0.69 3 0.50   
Missing 15 3.45 14 2.35 1.25 0.240
Inhalants       
Never (1) 390 89.66 555 92.96   
Ever tried (2) 6 1.38 18 3.02   
Once or twice (3) 10 2.30 5 0.84   
3-5 times (4) 1 0.23 2 0.34   
6-9 times (5) 6 1.38 - -   
20-39 times (6) - - 1 0.17   
40 and more (7) 9 2.07 1 0.17   
Missing 13 2.99 15 2.51 4.35 0.037
  1. LEGEND: number in parentheses presents ordinal value for each variable.