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Table 1 Weighted and unweighted socio-demographic characteristics of study participants

From: Alcohol use among Nigerian university students: prevalence, correlates and frequency of use

Variables Unweighted frequencies and percentages Weighted frequencies and percentages
n % n %
Sex
 Male 402 51.3 390 49.8
 Female 382 48.7 390 50.2
Age
 17–19 219 27.9 212 27.0
 20 and above 565 62.1 572 73.0
Religious Background
 Christian 574 73.4 573 73.2
 Islam 208 26.6 210 26.8
Frequency of religious rituals attendance
 Frequently 512 65.3 512 65.4
 Infrequently 272 34.7 271 34.6
Father alive
 Yes 654 83.4 654 83.5
 No 130 16.6 129 16.5
Live in the same household as your father
 Yes 567 72.3 555 70.8
 No 217 27.7 229 29.2
Mother alive
 Yes 701 89.5 701 89.6
 No 82 10.5 82 10.4
Live in the same household as your mother
 Yes 642 81.9 637 81.5
 No 142 18.1 145 18.5
Living arrangement
 Single parent 199 25.5 198 25.3
 Nuclear 454 58.2 455 58.4
 Polygamous 90 11.5 90 11.5
 Foster parents 37 4.7 37 4.8
Family support
 Adequate 555 70.9 556 71.0
 Moderate 167 21.3 166 21.2
 Insufficient 44 5.6 44 5.6
 No support at all 17 2.2 17 2.2
Perceived parent’s social economic status
 Wealthy family 100 12.8 101 12.9
 Middle income family 640 81.8 639 81.7
 Low income family 42 5.4 42 5.4
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