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Table 2 Alcohol consumption by demo-social factors

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

Variables Percent
Chinese German
Never Less than once a week At least once a week Never Less than once a week At least once a week No problem drinking Problem drinking
Gender Male 49.3 42.4 8.3 7.2 20.2 72.6 70.3 29.7
Female 52.2 38.4 9.4 11.7 39.8 48.5 88.6 11.4
Having a partner Yes 42.3 47.4 10.3 9.8 32.3 57.9 81.9 18.1
No 54.5 37.6 7.9 9.4 28.0 62.6 77.4 22.6
Father’s education High 48.2 38.8 13.0 8.8 29.1 62.1 78.1 21.9
Low 53.3 42.1 4.6 10.6 32.0 57.4 82.2 17.8
Subjective general health Good 51.3 39.9 8.8 9.3 30.3 60.4 80.2 19.8
Poor 44.3 45.3 10.4 13.0 30.4 56.6 76.0 24.0
Income sufficiency Sufficient 52.5 39.1 8.4 10.3 31.1 58.6 80.7 19.3
Insufficient 42.2 46.7 11.1 8.4 29.7 61.9 79.0 21.0
Nutrition importance Important 52.2 40.0 7.8 9.9 31.3 58.8 80.5 19.5
Unimportant 41.1 44.3 14.6 8.7 19.5 71.8 71.0 29.0
Grade importance Important 51.4 40.2 8.4 9.6 30.6 59.8 80.1 19.9
Unimportant 41.7 44.1 14.2 11.7 25.8 62.5 68.6 31.4
Perceived life quality Good 50.9 39.4 9.7 8.8 29.5 61.7 79.4 20.6
Poor 50.4 41.3 8.3 11.0 31.8 57.2 80.0 20.0
Physical activity ≥3 times a week 42.6 44.4 13.0 8.3 28.5 63.2 76.0 24.0
1–2 times a week 52.5 40.0 7.5 9.2 31.2 59.6 82.0 18.0
Less than once a week 54.6 39.0 6.4 13.2 32.8 54.0 83.1 16.9
  Median (quartile deviation)
Age 20.0 (1.5) 21.0 (2.0) 22.0 (2.0) 23.0 (2.0) 23.0 (2.0) 23.0 (1.5) 22.5 (2.0) 23.0 (2.0)
Perceived Stress Scale scoresa 25.0 (5.0) 24.0 (5.5) 25.0 (4.0) 9.0 (2.0) 9.0 (1.5) 8.0 (1.5) 8.0 (1.5) 9.0 (2.0)
BMI 19.9 (1.5) 20.3 (1.6) 21.0 (1.7) 22.4 (2.4) 21.9 (1.8) 22.5 (1.8) 22.1 (1.9) 23.0 (1.7)
  1. aPerceived stress scale scores range 0–56 for Chinese and 1–16 for German