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Table 3 The relationship between the first drinking/drunk age and current drinking status

From: Analysis of the alcohol drinking behavior and influencing factors among emerging adults and young adults: a cross-sectional study in Wuhan, China

  Age at the first drinking z p Age at the first drunk z p
≤14 ≥15 ≤14 ≥15
Male    2.49 0.0129    2.46 0.0138
 Light drinkers 15 (78.9) 299 (94.0)    4 (57.1) 143 (88.8)   
 Moderate drinkers 3 (15.8) 11 (3.5)    2 (28.6) 12 (7.5)   
 Heavy drinkers 1 (5.3) 8 (2.5)    1 (14.3) 6 (3.7)   
Total 19 318    7 161   
Female    −0.68 0.4972    −0.60 0.5470
 Light drinkers 7 (100.0) 313 (93.7)    3 (100.0) 117 (88.6)   
 Moderate drinkers 0 (0.0) 12 (3.6)    0 (0.0) 8 (6.1)   
 Heavy drinkers 0 (0.0) 9 (2.7)    0 (0.0) 7 (5.3)   
Total 7 334    4 132   
Overall    2.57 0.0101    1.77 0.0765
 Light drinkers 21 (80.8) 612 (93.9)    7 (70.0) 260 (88.7)   
 Moderate drinkers 4 (15.4) 23 (3.5)    2 (20.0) 20 (6.8)   
 Heavy drinkers 1 (3.9) 17 (2.6)    1 (10.0) 13 (4.5)   
Total 26 652    10 293