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Table 1 Sample characteristics (weighted) presented separately by use statuses of the UKHLS youth participants (N=1,729)a

From: What could keep young people away from alcohol and cigarettes? Findings from the UK Household Longitudinal Study

  Persistent non-use
(n=1,190)
Ex-use
(n=92.91)
Initiation
(n=218.2)
Persistent use (n=218)
Mean (95%CI), Harm awareness 17.15 (16.95-17.34) 15.85 (15.04-16.66) 16.96 (16.62-17.31) 15.62 (15.19-16.05)
Mean (95%CI), Happiness 35.97 (35.57-36.37) 35.14 (34.28-35.99) 34.83 (34.11-35.56) 33.88 (32.89-34.87)
Friendship networks, %
 1 3.90 1.49 4.58 1.91
 2 10.33 16.33 6.72 5.51
 3 13.96 14.15 15.70 12.02
 4 12.93 9.77 12.54 8.05
 5 16.18 10.11 14.81 13.23
 6+ 42.70 48.13 45.65 59.26
Sex, %
 Boys 47.98 64.22 52.49 47.79
 Girls 52.02 35.78 47.51 52.21
Age at base, %
 10 19.67 16.04 4.74 0.90
 11 24.61 14.76 15.31 3.63
 12 22.72 21.65 14.58 9.92
 13 19.72 23.66 29.36 30.50
 14+ 13.27 23.89 36.00 55.05
Subjective health, very good or excellent % 71.21 68.53 62.76 55.83
Religious affiliations, present % 56.29 49.95 44.12 36.43
Managerial and professional occupational position, % 54.42 40.54 56.21 56.43
  1. aObserved case, presented figures were based on the weighted count on each use status