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Table 1 Weighted sample characteristics (%)

From: Elevated depressive symptoms and adolescent injury: examining associations by injury frequency, injury type, and gender

Variable Total Males Females
Dependent variable    
Adolescent injury checklist scorea 2.3 2.5 2.1
Violence-related injury 25.0 25.0 12.4
Transport-related injury 26.3 26.3 10.5
Unintentional injury 74.8 74.8 77.6
Independent variable    
Higher risk of depression 23.5 16.3 30.8
Lower risk of depression 76.5 83.6 69.2
Grade level    
  10 32.6 33.2 32.0
  11 34.4 34.4 34.4
  12 33.0 32.4 33.5
Weekly spending money    
  $40 or more 36.7 37.9 35.5
  Below $40 51.1 50.7 51.5
  Unknown 12.2 11.4 12.9
Risk taking behaviours    
  Current smoker 13.8 16.7 10.7
  Nonsmoker 86.2 83.3 89.3
  Heavy drinking 37.4 40.8 34.0
  Less heavy drinking 35.3 30.2 40.7
  No drinking 27.2 29.0 25.3
  Frequent marijuana use 26.3 31.2 21.2
  Infrequent marijuana use 18.4 19.0 17.8
  No marijuana 55.2 49.8 60.9
  Multiple sexual partners 21.2 23.4 19.0
  Single sexual partner 27.1 25.5 28.9
  Sexually inactive 51.6 51.4 52.1
Individual School measure    
  Academic marks 70 & above 74.7 68.3 81.4
  Academic marks below 70 25.3 31.7 18.6
  Absence from school 3 days or more 21.1 25.2 16.8
  Absence from school 1 or 2 days 21.5 20.2 22.8
  No absence from school 57.4 54.6 60.4
  School team sports 37.4 40.1 34.6
  No school team sports 62.6 59.9 65.4
Observations (N) 2,781 1,300 1,481
  1. aAdolescent injury checklist is a count variable, the values represents the mean score.