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Table 1 Characteristics of children (aged 11–17 years old) associated with drinking alcohol

From: Parental knowledge of alcohol consumption: a cross sectional survey of 11–17 year old schoolchildren and their parents

  df n      Univariate      Multivariate
    % (95% CI) P AOR (95% CI) P
Child’s gender
Male 1 633 40.4% (36.5-44.4) 0.572 Ref 0.121
Female   302 42.4% (36.7-48.2)   1.5 (0.9-2.6)  
Child’s age
11-14 1 596 24.8% (21.4-28.5) <0.001 Ref <0.001
15-17   339 69.6% (64.4-74.5)   10.4 (6.8-15.8)  
Child’s ethnicity
White 1 855 41.4% (38.1-44.8) 0.046 3.3 (1.0-10.2) 0.042
Other   27 22.2% (8.6-42.3)   Ref  
Deprivation quintile
1 (most affluent) 4 61 62.3% (49.0-74.4%) <0.001 4.3 (2.0-9.0) 0.005
2   126 40.5% (31.8-49.6)   1.2 (0.7-2.0)  
3   124 47.6% (38.5-56.7)   1.5 (0.9-2.5)  
4   159 38.4% (30.8-46.4)   1.2 (0.7-1.9)  
5 (most deprived)   257 31.9% (26.3-38.0)   Ref  
School
School A 3 196 31.6% (25.2-38.6) <0.001 Ref 0.286
School B   192 34.9% (28.2-42.1)   1.6 (1.0-2.8)  
School C   118 55.1% (45.7-64.3)   0.9 (0.4-2.0)  
School D   429 44.3% (39.5-49.1)   1.1 (0.6-1.8)  
Total   935 41.1% (37.9-44.3)    
  1. Ref refers to the reference category.