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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