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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample by country

From: Alcohol consumption among university students: a Sino-German comparison demonstrates a much lower consumption of alcohol in Chinese students

Variables Percent Chi-square test p value
Chinese (N = 1853) German (N = 3306)
Gender Male 52.1 47.3 0.001
Female 47.9 52.7
Having a partner Yes 31.4 56.0 <0.001
No 68.6 44.0
Father’s education High 45.8 52.8 <0.001
Low 54.2 47.2
Subjective general health Good 89.2 87.0 0.025
Poor 10.8 13.0
Income sufficiency Sufficient 81.2 58.5 <0.001
Insufficient 18.8 41.5
Nutrition importance Important 89.3 91.8 0.003
Unimportant 10.7 8.2
Grade importance Important 92.8 96.2 <0.001
Unimportant 7.2 3.8
Physical activity ≥3 times a week 22.7 41.3 <0.001
1–2 times a week 48.8 36.2
Less than once a week 28.5 22.5
Perceived life quality Good 39.0 57.8 <0.001
Poor 61.0 42.2
Alcohol consumption Never 50.4 9.8 <0.001
Less than once a week 40.6 30.4
At least once a week 9.0 59.8
  Median (quartile deviation) Mann-Whitney U test p value
Age 21.0 (1.5) 23.0 (2.0) <0.001
BMI 20.1 (1.6) 22.3 (1.9) <0.001