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Table 1 Socio-demographic and drinking patterns, drinking at college study Belgium 2010: descriptive statistics

From: Alcohol drinking among college students: college responsibility for personal troubles

Variables (Unit) Mean (std) or % N
Drinking behaviour   
 Never drank alcohol in the last year (%) 6.0 6,992
 Age when drank for the first time 15.7 (1.8) 6,643
 Drinking frequency (occasions per month) 7.0 (6.6) 6,992
 Number of drinks (per day) 1.7 (2.1) 6,992
 Frequency of abusive drinking (occasions per month) 2.8 (4.4) 6,992
 Heavy drinking - WHO norm (%) 74.6 6,992
 Non- or moderate drinker  
 Heavy drinker 25.4  
Socio-demographic   
 Gender (%) 42.7 6,906
 Men  
 Women 57.3  
 Age (years) 21.5 (3.3) 6,906
College environment   
 Programme (%)   6,906
 Bachelor 60.9  
 Master 39.1  
 Time attending the University (years) 2.8 (1.7) 6,992
 Living arrangements 64.0 6,992
 Dormitory  
 Living with parents 36.0  
 Living on the campus 66.9 6,906
 Yes  
 No 33.1  
 Room-mates (number) 4.4 (4.2)  
Social involvement   
 Student representative 6.1 6,906
 Yes  
 No 93.9  
 Participation in folklore (score) 12.3 6,992
 High (2-3)  
 Medium (1) 11.3  
 None (0) 76.4  
 Pre-partying (occasions per month) 2.3 (3.3) 6,992
Normative and experiential factors   
 Permissiveness (score 0-16) 5.2 (2.3) 6,992
 Drinking of friends (drinks per day) 3.5 (4.4) 6,992
 Drinking of same-sex students (drinks per day) 3.9 (4.9) 6,992
 Drinking of students in general (drinks per day) 4.2 (4.7) 6,992
 Number of positive consequences 5.0 (3.1) 6,992