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Table 4 Variation of Drinking Pattern with Socio-Demographic Variables

From: Prevalence of substance use among college students in Eldoret, western Kenya

VARIABLE Drinking days in the last month (Mean = 6.1 ± 3.9) Mean number of drinks per drinking day (Mean = 2.9 ± 1.8)
Gender t = 0.125, p = 0.901 t = -1.179, p = 0.239
Male 6.1 ± 3.7 2.8 ± 1.6
Female 6.1 ± 4.2 3.1 ± 2.1
Housing type t = 3.058, p = 0.002* t = 2.362, p = 0.019*
Hostel 6.8 ± 4.0 3.2 ± 2.0
Non-hostel 5.3 ± 3.7 2.6 ± 1.6
Working t = -1.023, p = 0.307 t = -0.519, p = 0.604
Yes 7.0 ± 4.6 3.2 ± 1.4
No 6.1 ± 3.9 3.0 ± 1.9
Residence setting t = -1.921, p = 0.056 t = -3.203, p = 0.002*
Rural 5.3 ± 4.0 2.3 ± 1.3
Urban 6.4 ± 3.9 3.2 ± 1.9
Marital status t = 0.820, p = 0.413 t = -0.092, p = 0.927
Married 6.7 ± 4.2 2.9 ± 1.5
Single 6.1 ± 3.9 3.0 ± 1.9
Government Loan t = 3.516, p = 0.001* t = 4.564, p = 0.000*
Yes 7.0 ± 4.0 3.4 ± 2.1
No 5.2 ± 3.7 2.4 ± 1.2
  1. *Statistically significant