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Table 3 Bivariate analysis of factors associated with alcohol consumption among tertiary students

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

Variable Alcohol consumption Chi-square
2)
P-value
No (253) Yes (165)
Age group    13.16 < 0.001
 16–20 78 (70.3) 33 (29.7)   
 21–25 168 (61.5) 105 (38.5)   
 26 and above 11 (32.4) 23 (67.6)   
Sex    10.43 < 0.001
 Male 114 (53.0) 101 (47.0)   
 Female 139 (68.5) 64 (31.5)   
Marital status    1.54 0.214
 Single 243 (61.2) 154 (38.8)   
 Married 12 (52.2) 11 (47.8)   
Religion    27.90 < 0.001
 Christian 203 (55.8) 161 (44.2)   
 Traditional 6 (75.0) 2 (25.0)   
 Muslim 44 (95.7) 2 (4.3)   
Year of study (s)    7.58 0.055
One 107 (65.6) 56 (34.4)   
Two 65 (56.5) 50 (43.5)   
Three 64 (63.4) 37 (36.6)   
Four 17 (43.6) 22 (56.4)   
Residential status    0.29 0.589
 Resident 166 (61.5) 104 (38.5)   
 Non-resident 87 (58.8) 61 (41.2)   
Peer influence    47.17 < 0.001
 No 159 (77.2) 47 (22.8)   
 Yes 94 (44.3) 118 (55.7)   
Curiosity/imitation    0.39 0.533
 No 167 (61.6) 104 (38.4)   
 Yes 86 (58.5) 61 (41.5)   
Psychological issues    2.80 0.094
 No 185 (63.1) 108 (36.9)   
 Yes 68 (54.4) 57 (45.6)   
Family influence    1.42 0.233
 No 193 (59.0) 134 (41.0)   
 Yes 60 (65.9) 31 (34.1)   
Academic adjustment    28.31 < 0.001
 No 226 (66.7) 113 (33.3)   
 Yes 27 (34.2) 52 (65.8)