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Table 2 Pattern of alcohol consumption among the students

From: Alcohol consumption among tertiary students in the Hohoe municipality, Ghana: analysis of prevalence, effects, and associated factors from a cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency (n) Percentage (%)
Ever consumed alcohol (n = 418)
 Yes 165 39.5
 No 253 60.5
Current users of alcohol (n = 165)
 Yes 81 49.1
 No 84 50.9
Mean age of initiation (years ± SD) 18.9 ± 2.7 years  
Age of initiation
 10–15 9 5.5
 16–20 137 83.0
 21–25 15 9.1
 26 and above 4 2.4
Frequency of alcohol consumption
 Daily 9 5.5
 Weekly 36 21.8
 Monthly 48 29.1
 Yearly 72 43.6
Type of alcoholic beverage consumed
 Beer 62 37.6
 Wine 58 35.2
 Spirits 9 5.5
 Gin 10 6.1
 All 26 15.8
Number of drinks per typical day
 None 91 55.2
 1–2 times 69 41.2
 3 and above 5 3.6
Number of drinks in the past week
 None 98 59.4
 Once 47 28.5
 Twice 14 8.5
 Three or more 6 3.6