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Table 3 Alcohol policies from school headmaster questionnaire and weekly alcohol intake in students

From: School factors and student drinking in high schools: a cross-sectional study of school policies and party regulation

 School headmasters*StudentsWeekly alcohol intake 
N(%)117 (100)68,898 (100)β (95% CL)p
Has the school adopted an alcohol policy a specific alcohol/drug policy or part of code of conduct?
 Yes11 4 (97)67,654 (98)Ref. 
 No3 (2.6)1244 (1.8)0.08 (−0.05;0.20)0.233
Is the alcohol policy communicated to new students?
 Not consequently7 (6.0)3581 (5.2)0.02 (−0.08;0.12)0.706
 Yes110 (89)65,317 (95)Ref 
Is it checked that students comply with the alcohol policy
 Not consequently15 (13)7785 (11)−0.00 (−0.04;0.04)0.888
 Yes102 (87)61,113 (89)Ref 
Does it have consequences if students do not comply with the alcohol policy
 Not consequently8 (6.8)3756 (5.5)0.04 (−0.02;0.10)0.234
 Yes109 (93)65,142 (95)Ref 
Are students allowed to drink alcohol…
 on study trips
  No17 (15)9456 (14)Ref. 
  Yes99 (85)59,155 (86)−0.00 (− 0.06;0.05)0.937
…at educational events after school hours
 No89 (78)51,191 (77)Ref. 
 Yes24 (21)15,593 (23)0.02 (−0.02;0.06)0.422
…at social events Monday to Thursday
 No92 (79)54,917 (80)Ref. 
 Yes24 (21)13,694 (20)0.03 (−0.03;0.08)0.324
…at social events Friday or Saturday
 No6 (5.2)3190 (4.7)Ref. 
 Yes110 (95)65,421 (95)0.10 (0.01;0.18)0.025
Who are served alcohol at school events
 Everyone older than 16 years/ 18 years/ specific classes30 (26)17,898 (26)Ref. 
 Everyone85 (74)50,613 (74)−0.01 (−0.05;0.03)0.619
  1. Adjusted for age and gender. *The column does not always sum to 117 due to missing answers on some questions