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Table 3 Descriptive statistics for parent-reported child characteristics (N= 489)

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

Child Characteristics Frequency Percent
Age of child (in years)   
11 or under 37 7.6
12 28 5.7
13 46 9.4
14 73 14.9
15 91 18.6
16 115 23.5
17 57 11.7
18 or over 42 8.6
Gender of child   
Female 236 48.3
Male 253 51.7
Frequency of child’s drinking   
Never 228 46.6
Monthly or less 117 23.9
2 to 4 times a month 95 19.4
2 to 3 times per week 30 6.1
4 or more times per week 19 3.9
Parental confidence about reported frequency of child’s drinking   
Not confident at all 17 3.5
A little confident 44 9.0
Somewhat confident 163 33.3
Very confident 265 54.2
Child’s age of initiation   
My child has never had alcohol to my knowledge 185 37.8
11 or under 26 5.3
12 15 3.1
13 48 9.8
14 62 12.7
15 88 18.0
16 48 9.8
17 15 3.1
18 or over 2 0.4
Parental confidence about reported age of initiation   
Not confident at all 9 1.8
A little confident 59 12.1
Somewhat confident 136 27.8
Very confident 285 58.3