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Table 2 The number and proportion of various hazardous drinking behaviours among boys and girls by status of paternal and maternal alcohol misuse

From: Parental alcohol misuse and hazardous drinking among offspring in a general teenage population: gender-specific findings from the Young-HUNT 3 study

Hazardous drinking behaviours   Total Fathers Mothers
     Misuse No misuse Misuse No misuse
   n (total) % n (total) % n (total) % n (total) % n (total) %
High alcohol consumption Boys 479 (2371) 20.2 49 (192) 25.5 232 (1248) 18.6 7 (81) 8.6 362 (1754) 20.6
Girls 496 (2416) 20.5 62 (257) 24.1 212 (1174) 18.1 26 (90) 28.9 371 (1765) 21
Frequent intoxication Boys 608 (1974) 30.8 53 (152) 34.9 302 (1019) 29.6 14 (64) 21.9 453 (1482) 30.6
Girls 590 (2162) 27.3 77 (234) 32.9 274 (1063) 25.8 28 (75) 37.3 1029 (1482) 27.6
Frequent drinking Boys 261 (1981) 13.2 31 (156) 19.9 128 (1020) 12.5 7 (64) 10.9 195 (1486) 13.1
Girls 207 (2161) 9.6 19 (233) 8.2 95 (1066) 8.9 9 (74) 12.2 152 (1581) 9.6
Hazardous drinking, moderate Boys 341 (2055) 16.6 26 (154) 17.9 169 (1087) 15.5 9 (77) 11.7 271 (1531) 17.7
Girls 392 (2138) 18.3 57 (222) 25.7 182 (1050) 14.9 18 (75) 19.1 289 (1556) 15.7
Hazardous drinking, high Boys 414 (2128) 19.5 44 (172) 25.6 204 (1122) 18.2 9 (77) 11.7 304 (1564) 19.4
  Girls 384 (2130) 18 42 (207) 20.3 170 (1038) 16.4 19 (76) 25 288 (1555) 18.5