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Table 1 Sample Characteristics (n = 10,035), Youth Gambling Survey (YGS; Canada, 2012–2013)

From: Factors associated with social casino gaming among adolescents across game types

  Unweight (n) Weighted (%)
SCG poker (past 3 months)
 Yes 831 9.1
 No 8415 90.9
SCG slots (past 3 months)
 Yes 498 5.0
 No 8711 95.1
Facebook SCGs (past 3 months)
 Yes 796 9.0
 No 8440 91.0
Monetary gambling in past 3 months
 Did not gamble 5902 58.4
 Land-based gambling 3095 32.3
 Online gambling 833 9.3
Problem gambling severity
 No problem gambling 8861 93.5
 Low to moderate 338 4.2
 High 216 2.2
Gender
 Male 4937 49.3
 Female 5098 50.7
Grade
 9 2635 22.6
 10 2714 23.5
 11 2403 23.1
 12 2283 30.8
Province
 Ontario 3892 89.4
 Newfoundland & Labrador 2588 3.0
 Saskatchewan 3555 7.5
Weekly spending money
 $0–$20 4018 41.9
 $21–$100 2537 22.9
  > $100 1610 16.0
 Don’t know/not stated 1870 19.2
Smoking status
 Former smoker/never smoked 9187 92.6
 Current smoker 848 7.4
Binge drinking
 Never/not in last year 5815 59.2
 Yes, in the last year 3997 38.6
 Don’t know/not stated 223 2.3
Friend(s) who gamble
 No 7560 73.1
 Yes 1929 21.4
 Not stated 546 5.5
Parent(s) who gambles
 No 5260 51.8
 Yes 2523 25.0
 Don’t know/not stated 2252 23.2
School performance
 Mostly As 3313 29.9
 Mostly As and Bs 4296 47.5
 Mostly Bs and Cs 1632 16.0
 Mostly Cs or lower 613 4.3
 Not stated 181 2.4
Screen time 9597 Mean = 3.6 hours
Median = 3.0 hours
  1. Note: SCG = social casino game. It is evident that the screen time variable is skewed, and therefore a natural logarithmic transformation was employed to make the measure more symmetrical in subsequent analyses