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Table 1 Sample characteristics and prevalence of tobacco and alcohol use

From: Association between tobacco and alcohol use among young adult bar patrons: a cross-sectional study in three cities

  San Diego, CA (n = 1150) % Portland, ME (n = 1019) % Tulsa, OK (n = 1106) % Total (N = 3275) %
Mean age (SD) 23.7 (1.96) 23.0 (1.83) 23.1 (2.43) 23.3 (2.11)
Gender     
  Male 50.6 56.1 54.9 53.3
  Female 49.4 43.9 45.1 46.7
Race/Ethnicity     
  White 61.1 69.9 70.7 67.1
  Black 4.2 7.6 4.2 5.2
  Asian/Pacific Islander 9.0 7.4 2.0 6.1
  Hispanic 14.2 8.2 7.4 10.1
  Others 11.5 7.0 15.7 11.5
Education     
  High school 6.5 11.6 15.1 11.0
  Dropped out college 12.2 10.4 13.5 12.1
  In college 42.9 39.4 40.0 40.8
  Graduated from college 38.4 38.5 31.4 36.1
Smoking statusa     
  Non-smoker 43.9 48.6 42.0 44.7
  Occasional smoker 27.5 32.0 23.7 27.6
  Regular smoker 28.6 19.4 34.3 27.7
Drinking statusb     
  Non-drinker 3.8 2.1 7.7 4.6
  Occasional drinker 27.5 31.5 38.7 32.5
  Frequent drinker 68.7 66.4 53.7 63.0
Binge drinkingc     
  No binge drinking 21.6 23.1 21.9 22.2
  Occasional binge drinking 46.8 47.1 47.9 47.3
  Frequent binge drinking 31.6 29.9 30.2 30.6
  1. Note.
  2. aOccasional smokers smoked on 1–19 of the past 30 days; regular smokers smoked on ≥ 20 days in the past 30 days.
  3. bOccasional drinkers drank alcohol on 1–9 of the past 30 days; frequent drinkers drank on ≥ 10 days in the past 30 days.
  4. cOccasional binge drinkers reported binge drinking on 1–9 of the past 30 days; frequent binge drinkers reported binge drinking on ≥ 10 days in the past 30 days.