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Table 2 Descriptive statistics for parent characteristics (N= 489)

From: What are parents doing to reduce adolescent alcohol misuse? Evaluating concordance with parenting guidelines for adolescent alcohol use

Parent Characteristics Frequency Percent
Age of parent   
29 or younger 2 0.4
30–39 63 12.9
40–49 288 58.9
50–59 128 26.2
60–69 7 1.4
70+ 1 0.2
Gender of parent   
Female 431 88.1
Male 58 11.9
Country of residence   
Australia 437 89.4
New Zealand 13 2.7
United States 11 2.2
Canada 4 0.8
United Kingdom 16 3.3
Other 8 0.4
Australian State or Territory   
Australian Capital Territory 11 2.2
New South Wales 78 16.0
Northern Territory 2 0.4
Queensland 41 8.4
South Australia 27 5.5
Tasmania 15 3.1
Victoria 234 47.9
Western Australia 41 8.4
I do not live in Australia 40 8.2
Concern about child’s current drinking   
Not at all 253 51.7
A little 111 22.7
Yes 75 15.3
Very much so 50 10.2
Concern about child’s future risk of alcohol problems   
Not at all 83 17.0
A little 212 43.4
Yes 132 27.0
Very much so 62 12.7
Concern about child’s risk of mental health problems   
Not at all 123 25.2
A little 181 37.0
Yes 110 22.5
Very much so 75 15.3
Parent drinks within Australian guidelines recommendations   
No 319 65.2
Yes 170 34.8
Parental beliefs about healthy levels of drinking agree with Australian alcohol guidelines for adults and young people   
No 146 29.9
Yes 343 70.1
Presence of other adults in household with drinking problem   
No 369 75.5
Not sure 55 11.2
Yes 65 13.3