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Table 3 Means and standard deviations for sensation seeking subscales by demographic characteristics, acculturation, cigarette experimentation, and physical activity in Boys (n = 533)

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          
≤13 7.34 3.19 0.026 2.88 1.89 <0.001 0.87 1.31 0.001
14 8.03 2.96   3.61 1.78   1.26 1.53  
15 8.40 2.66   3.98 1.68   1.61 1.75  
≥16 8.22 2.68   3.97 1.56   1.78 1.76  
Country of Birth    0.848    0.039    0.227
Mexico 7.99 3.00   3.36 1.86   1.23 1.43  
US 8.05 2.86   3.73 1.75   1.42 1.78  
Parental Education    0.018    0.285    0.158
< HS 7.91 2.80   3.54 1.77   1.31 1.58  
HS 7.71 3.29   3.81 1.81   1.32 1.62  
> HS 8.77 2.79   3.79 1.83   1.66 1.77  
Parental Income ($)          
< 24,999 8.09 2.85   3.32 1.52   1.08 1.41  
25,000 to 44,999 7.96 2.97   3.74 1.85   1.47 1.65  
> 45,000 8.22 2.88   3.96 1.57   1.48 1.64  
Missing 8.00 2.88   3.54 1.87   1.36 1.62  
Language Acculturation   0.061    <0.001    0.078
Lowest 7.60 2.97   3.04 1.83   1.28 1.52  
Medium 8.13 2.99   3.77 1.79   1.25 1.56  
Highest 8.33 2.66   4.04 1.59   1.61 1.77  
Cigarette Experimentation   0.001    <0.001    <0.001
No 7.70 2.98   3.32 1.79   0.98 1.35  
Yes 8.80 2.56   4.35 1.56   2.28 1.82  
Physically Active    <0.001    0.006    0.184
No 7.65 3.00   3.47 1.80   1.30 1.62  
Yes 8.68 2.60   3.91 1.73   1.49 1.63