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Table 3 Socio-demographic and familial characteristics of AES and MES Pupils

From: Poly-substance use and sexual risk behaviours: a cross-sectional comparison of adolescents in mainstream and alternative education settings

 

Female

Male

AES

MES

AES vs. MES

AES

MES

AES vs. MES

% (n/N)

% (n/N)

OR (95% CI)

% (n/N)

% (n/N)

OR (95% CI)

Family composition

 Lives with both biological parents

41.2 (28/68)

63.5 (1231/1939)

1.00

37.7 (57/151)

63.5 (1323/2085)

1.00

 Lives in single parent household

38.2 (26/68)

23.2 (450/1939)

2.54 (1.47, 4.38)

39.1 (59/151)

24.6 (513/2085)

2.70 (1.83, 3.90)

 Lives in reconstituted household

5.9 (4/68)

9.3 (180/1939)

0.98 (0.34, 2.82)

8.6 (13/151)

8.5 (171/2085)

1.77 (0.95, 3.29)

 Lives in residential or foster care

10.3 (7/68)

2.0 (39/1939)

7.89 (3.25, 19.17)

11.9 (18/151)

1.8 (38/2085)

10.99 (5.91, 20.45)

 Not known/Missing

4.4 (3/68)

2.0 (39/1939)

3.38 (0.99, 11.60)

2.6 (4/151)

1.9 (4/2085)

2.32 (0.80, 6.71)

Paternal employment status

 Full time employment

55.9 (38/68)

77.3 (1499/1939)

1.00

51.7 (78/151)

79.5 (1658/2085)

1.00

 Part time employment

7.4 (5/68)

4.5 (88/1939)

2.24 (0.86, 5.84)

5.3 (8/151)

3.8 (79/2085)

3.63 (2.37, 5.58)

 Unemployed

8.8 (6/68)

7.0 (136/1939)

1.74 (0.72, 4.19)

20.5 (31/151)

7.1 (149/2085)

4.42 (2.82, 6.93)

 No male guardian/missing

27.9 (1968)

11.1 (216/1939)

3.47 (1.97, 6.13)

22.5 (34/151)

9.5 (199/2085)

2.15 (1.01, 4.61)

Maternal employment status

 Full time employment

22.1 (15/68)

47.8 (926/1939)

1.00

31.1 (47/151)

52.2 (1088/2085)

1.00

 Part time employment

17.6 (12/68)

25.9 (502/1939)

1.48 (0.68, 3.18)

11.9 (18/151)

22.5 (469/2085)

0.89 (0.51, 1.55)

 Unemployed

45.6 (31/68)

14.6 (284/1939)

6.74 (3.59, 12.66)

38.4 (58/151)

14.0 (291/2085)

4.64 (3.08, 6.92)

 No female guardian/missing

14.7 (10/68)

11.7 (227/1939)

2.72 (1.21, 6.13)

18.5 (28/151)

11.4 (237/2085)

2.74 (1.68, 4.46)

Frequency of parent-child arguments

 At least once a week

48.5 (33/68)

53.1 (1029/1939)

1.00

37.7 (57/151)

46.8 (975/2085)

1.00

 Less than once a week

47.1 (32/68)

46.1 (894/1939)

1.12 (0.68, 1.83)

56.3 (85/151)

52.2 (1088/2085)

1.34 (0.95, 1.89)

 Not known/missing

4.4 (3/68)

0.8 (16/1939)

5.85 (1.62, 21.05)

6.0 (9/151)

1.1 (22/2085)

7.00 (3.08, 15.89)

Parent-child connectedness

 High levels of reported connectedness

47.1 (32/68)

57.8 (1121/1939)

1.00

49.7 (75/151)

54.7 (1140/2085)

1.00

 Low levels of reported connectedness

45.6 (31/68)

41.6 (806/1939)

1.35 (0.82, 2.23)

44.4 (67/151)

44.3 (924/2085)

1.10 (0.78, 1.55)

 Not known/missing

7.4 (5/68)

0.6 (12/1939)

14.60 (4.86, 43.89)

6.0 (9/151)

1.0 (21/2085)

6.51 (2.88, 14.72)

Family time

 Frequently eats meals and go places as a family

32.4 (22/68)

51.1 (991/1939)

1.00

31.1 (47/151)

50.6 (1056/2085)

1.00

 Infrequently eats meals and go places as a family

61.8 (42/68)

48.4 (939/1939)

2.02 (1.19, 3.40)

63.6 (96/151)

48.5 (1012/2085)

2.13 (1.49, 3.05)

 Not known/missing

5.9 (4/68)

0.5 (9/1939)

20.02 (5.73, 70.00)

5.3 (8/151)

0.8 (17/2085)

10.57 (4.34, 25.74)

Spending money

 £24 or less per week

45.6 (31/68)

20.1 (389/1939)

1.00

51.0 (77/151)

22.5 (470/2085)

1.00

 £25 or more per week

44.1 (30/68)

77.8 (1509/1939)

4.01 (2.40, 6.70)

46.4 (70/151)

74.6 (1556/2085)

3.64 (2.59, 5.12)

 Not known/missing

10.3 (7/68)

2.1 (41/1939)

8.59 (3.57, 20.69)

2.6 (4/151)

2.8 (59/2085)

1.51 (0.53, 4.27)

Parental monitoring

 High levels of parental monitoring

41.2 (28/68)

64.5 (1121/1939)

1.00

38.4 (58/151)

50.2(1047/2085)

1.00

 Low levels of parental monitoring

57.4 (39/68)

34.5 (806/1939)

2.60 (1.59, 4.27)

58.3 (88/151)

48.2 (1006/2085)

1.58 (1.12, 2.22)

 Not known/missing

1.5 (1/68)

1.0 (12/1939)

2.23 (0.39, 17.22)

3.3 (5/151)

1.5 (32/2085)

2.20 (0.84, 5.72)

Intended school leaving age

 Remain at school beyond legal leaving age

26.5 (18/68)

71.2 (1381/1939)

1.00

13.2 (20/151)

63.2 (1318/2085)

1.00

 Leave school as soon as legally possible

55.9 (38/68)

17.7 (344/1939)

8.48 (4.79, 15.03)

63.6 (96/151)

23.0 (480/2085)

13.18 (8.05, 21.58)

 Not known/missing

17.6 (12/68)

11.0 (214/1939)

4.30 (2.04, 9.06)

23.2 (35/151)

13.8 (287/2085)

8.04 (4.57, 14.13)

Expectations of employment, education and training

 Will be in education, employment or training

82.4 (56/68)

92.7 (1797/1939)

1.00

75.5 (114/151)

91.6 (1909/2085)

1.00

 Will not be in education, employment or training

7.4 (5/68)

3.0 (59/1939)

2.71 (1.20, 6.12)

13.2 (20/151)

2.3 (48/2085)

6.98 (4.01, 12.15)

 Not known/missing

10.3 (7/68)

4.3 (83/1939)

2.71 (1.05, 7.04)

11.3 (17/151)

6.1 (128/2085)

2.22 (1.30, 3.82)

Expectations of parenthood

 Will not be a parent

42.6 (29/68)

79.6 (1544/1939)

1.00

29.1 (44/151)

71.2 (1485//2085)

1.00

 Will be a parent

22.1 (15/68)

4.2 (82/1939)

6.41 (3.47, 11.85)

24.5 (37/ 151)

7.2 (151/ /2085)

4.16 (2.77, 6.24)

 Not known/missing

35.3 (24/68)

16.1 (313/1939)

2.83 (1.70, 4.73)

46.4 (70/151)

21.5 (449//2085)

3.15 (2.25, 4.41)

Peer behaviours

 More than half of peers have left school

41.2 (28/68)

4.5 (87/1939)

1.00

35.1 (53/151)

4.1 (83/2085)

1.00

 Less than half of peers have left school

51.5 (35/68)

93.5 (1813/1939)

0.15 (0.10, 0.20)

56.3 (85/151)

93.6 (1951/2085)

0.17 (0.09, 0.33)

 Not known/missing

7.4 (5/68)

2.0 (39/1939)

2.51 (0.90, 6.99)

8.6 (13/151)

2.4 (51/2085)

2.51 (1.24, 5.04)

 More than half of peers smoke tobacco

52.9 (36/68)

14.2 (1640/1939)

1.00

42.4 (64/151)

11.2 (234/2085)

1.00

 Less than half of peers smoke tobacco

39.7 (27/68)

84.6 (276/1939)

0.08 (0.03, 0.21)

49.0 (74/151)

86.9 (1812/2085)

0.12 (0.06, 0.24)

Not known/missing

7.4 (5/68)

1.2 (23/1939)

0.60 (0.22, 1.68)

8.6 (13/151)

1.9 (39/2085)

0.82 (0.41, 1.63)

 More than half of peers have had sex

45.6 (31/68)

25.9 (502/1939)

1.00

45.0 (68/151)

22.0 (459/2085)

1.00

 Less than half of peers have had sex

42.6 (29/68)

72.1 (1398/1939)

0.29 (0.18, 0.47)

47.0 (71/151)

75.8 (1580/2085)

0.28 (0.20, 0.40)

 Not known/missing

11.8 (8/68)

2.0 (39/1939)

0.30 (0.13, 0.70)

7.9 (12/151)

2.2 (46/2085)

0.57 (0.29, 1.13)

  1. Results significant at p<0.05 are in bold