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Table 3 Frequency of students having at least one standard drink/drink/serve in the past year

From: Inaccuracies in survey reporting of alcohol consumption

 Standard drinks N (%)Drinks/Serves N (%)P-valuej
Frequency of drinking
All studentsa, b, c
 Monthly or less181 (44.69)71 (17.75) 
 2–4 times per month138 (34.07)162 (40.50) 
 2or 3 times per week66 (16.30)149 (37.25) 
 4+ times per week20 (4.94)18 (4.94)< 0.001
Australian studentsd, e, f
 Monthly or less30 (25.00)33 (28.70) 
 2–4 times per month49 (40.83)41 (35.65) 
 2or 3 times per week31 (25.83)34 (29.57) 
 4+ times per week10 (8.33)7 (6.09)0.083
USA studentsg, h, i
 Monthly or less151 (52.98)38 (13.33) 
 2–4 times per month89 (31.23)121 (42.46) 
 2or 3 times per week35 (12.28)115 (40.35) 
 4+ times per week10 (3.51)11 (3.86)< 0.001
  1. an(All students who reported drinking standard drinks) = 405; bn(All students who reported drinking drinks or serves) = 400;
  2. cn(Australian students who reported drinking standard drinks and drinks or serves) = 398; dn(Australian students who reported drinking standard drinks) = 120;
  3. en(Australian students who reported drinking drinks or serves) = 115; fn(Australian students who reported drinking standard drinks and drinks or serves) = 113;
  4. gn(USA students who reported drinking standard drinks) = 285; hn(USA students who reported drinking drinks or serves) = 285; iin(USA students who reported drinking standard drinks and drinks or serves) = 285; jStuart-Maxwell test for marginal homogeneity