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Table 1 Baseline characteristics among boys and girls aged 11-17 years

From: Association between substance use and psychosocial characteristics among adolescents of the Seychelles

  Boys (n = 677)* Girls (n = 740)*  
  % 95% CI % 95% CI P
Smoked ≥ 1 cigarette in past 30 days 22.0 18.7-25.3 10.6 8.3-12.9 0.000
Drank alcohol ≥ 1 times in past 30 days 59.7 55.6-63.9 56.2 52.3-60.0 ns
Used cannabis ≥ 1 time in past 30 days 19.2 16.1-22.2 3.7 2.3-5.1 0.000
Felt sad or hopeless ≥ 2 weeks in a row in past 12 months 27.7 24.2-31.2 35.0 31.5-38.5 0.004
Often felt lonely in past 12 months 10.4 8.1-12.8 15.2 12.6-17.7 0.009
Was so worried about something that could not sleep at night in past 12 months 10.0 7.7-12.2 12.1 9.7-14.5 ns
Seriously considered attempting suicide in past 12 months 15.9 13.1-18.7 18.4 15.6-21.2 ns
Parents rarely/never check homework 37.9 34.0-41.7 38.6 35.0-42.2 ns
Parents rarely/never understand problems 37.5 33.6-41.4 39.0 35.4-42.7 ns
Parents rarely/never know what child is doing 38.0 34.1-41.9 29.8 26.4-33.2 0.002
Pocket money ≥ 25 rupees per day 23.5 20.2-26.9 21.7 18.6-24.7 ns
School absence without permission ≥ 1 day in past 30 days 39.1 35.2-43.0 25.0 21.8-28.2 0.000
Has less than 2 close friends 19.1 16.0-22.1 21.9 18.9-25.0 ns
  1. *Missing values vary from 8 to 252 according to the selected baseline characteristics.