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Table 2 Means and standard deviations for sensation seeking subscales by demographic characteristics, acculturation, cigarette experimentation and physical activity in Girls (n = 543)

From: Experimenting with cigarettes and physical activity among Mexican origin youth: a cross sectional analysis of the interdependent associations among sensation seeking, acculturation, and gender

  Thrill & Adventure Seeking Social Disinhibition Drug & Alcohol Attitudes
  Mean SD p-value Mean SD p-value Mean SD p-value
Age    0.064    <0.001    0.004
≤13 5.08 3.35   2.32 1.88   0.60 1.11  
14 5.85 3.19   2.82 2.05   0.92 1.54  
15 5.77 3.12   3.48 2.00   1.21 1.73  
≥16 6.24 3.25   3.51 1.81   1.16 1.58  
Country of Birth    0.641    0.039    0.890
Mexico 5.57 3.01   2.69 2.01   0.94 1.46  
US 5.72 3.30   3.08 2.01   0.96 1.55  
Parental Education   0.029    0.008    0.809
< HS 5.41 3.16   2.78 2.03   0.93 1.46  
HS 6.20 3.61   3.42 1.98   1.02 1.60  
> HS 6.17 3.04   3.27 1.91   1.01 1.72  
Parental Income ($)          
< 24,999 5.41 3.02   2.77 2.12   1.00 1.72  
25,000 to 44,999 5.48 3.44   2.90 1.95   0.71 1.19  
> 45,000 6.56 3.15   3.46 1.89   1.05 1.65  
Missing 5.69 3.13   2.92 2.06   1.08 1.62  
Language Acculturation   <0.001    <0.001    0.015
Lowest 4.94 3.04   2.33 2.02   0.73 1.31  
Medium 5.88 3.31   3.20 1.97   0.96 1.56  
Highest 6.29 3.17   3.43 1.89   1.23 1.69  
Cigarette Experimentation   <0.001    <0.001    <0.001
No 5.45 3.20   2.71 1.95   0.67 1.20  
Yes 6.88 3.11   4.35 1.80   2.25 2.07  
Physically Active    0.124    0.664    0.442
No 5.57 3.10   2.96 2.01   0.98 1.56  
Yes 6.10 3.30   3.05 2.04   0.86 1.39