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Table 5 Attitudinal questions related to alcohol by BAC and hazardous drinking levels, chi square (N = 684)

From: Breathalysing and surveying river users in Australia to understand alcohol consumption and attitudes toward drowning risk

  Total BAC 0.000 Positive BAC (0.001 and higher) X2 comparing BAC 0.000 to positive BAC (0.001 and higher) Hazardous drinking levels - Yes Hazardous drinking levels - No Hazardous levels - Unknown X2 comparing hazardous drinking levels - yes to hazardous drinking levels - no
  N % N % N % N % N % N %
Total 684 100.0 575 84.1 109 15.9 435 63.6 236 34.5 13 1.9
It’s okay to drink alcohol and drive a motor vehicle
 Agree 49 7.2 38 6.6 11 10.1 1.663 (p = 0.197) 31 7.1 17 7.2 1 7.7 0.000 (p = 0.984)
 Neither agree nor disagree 31 4.5 24 4.2 7 6.4 1.064 (p = 0.302) 23 5.3 7 3.0 1 7.7 1.965 (p = 0.161)
 Disagree 597 87.3 507 88.2 90 82.6 2.900 (p = 0.089) 377 86.7 211 89.4 9 69.2 0.789 (p = 0.374)
 Don’t Know 7 1.0 6 1.0 1 0.9 4 0.9 1 0.4 2 15.4
It’s okay to drink alcohol on a boat (as a passenger)
 Agree 287 42.0 228 39.7 59 54.1 7.873 (p = 0.005) 213 49.0 67 28.4 7 53.8 28.508 (p < 0.001)
 Neither agree nor disagree 135 19.7 116 20.2 19 17.4 0.453 (p = 0.501) 86 19.8 48 20.3 1 7.7 0.007 (p = 0.932)
 Disagree 248 36.3 219 38.1 29 26.6 5.366 (p = 0.021) 126 29.0 119 50.4 3 23.1 29.061 (p < 0.001)
 Don’t Know 14 2.0 12 2.1 2 1.8 10 2.3 2 0.8 2 15.4
It’s okay to drink alcohol on a boat (as the skipper)
 Agree 68 9.9 48 8.3 20 18.3 10.028 (p = 0.002) 52 12.0 14 5.6 2 15.4 6.409 (p = 0.011)
 Neither agree nor disagree 48 7.0 38 6.6 10 9.2 0.879 (p = 0.349) 36 8.3 11 4.7 1 7.7 3.158 (p = 0.076)
 Disagree 557 81.4 479 83.3 78 71.6 10.021 (p = 0.002) 340 78.2 209 88.6 8 61.5 10.426 (p = 0.001)
 Don’t Know 11 1.6 10 1.7 1 0.9 7 1.6 2 0.8 2 15.4
It’s okay to drink alcohol before swimming
 Agree 142 20.8 105 18.3 37 33.9 13.308 (p < 0.001) 106 24.4 34 14.4 2 15.4 9.355 (p = 0.002)
 Neither agree nor disagree 133 19.4 104 18.1 29 26.6 4.041 (p = 0.044) 99 22.8 33 14.0 1 7.7 7.592 (p = 0.006)
 Disagree 397 58.0 355 61.7 42 38.5 21.694 (p < 0.001) 223 51.3 166 70.3 8 61.5 22.827 (p < 0.001)
 Don’t Know 12 1.8 11 1.9 1 0.9 7 1.6 3 1.3 2 15.4
  1. Please note: Chi square analysis excluded the ‘don’t know’ variable