Table 1

Prevalence of hazardous alcohol consumption by gender, age, sociodemographic and lifestyle factors

Men (N=830 (36.9%))p ValueWomen (N=1420 (63.1%))p Value
All
541 (65.2%)956 (67.3%)
Age
 ≤1872 (67.9%)0.003138 (74.2%)0.04
 19190 (70.1%)290 (69.2%)
 20101 (66.9%)214 (68.6%)
 2171 (70.3%)139 (66.5%)
 22+100 (53.5%)159 (60.9%)
Course of study
 Science/Engineering/Food Science159 (62.6%)0.001192 (65.1%)<0.001
 Arts/Social Science/Education182 (59.5%)367 (63.4%)
 Law and Business145 (77.5%)204 (79.4%)
 Medicine and Health38 (61.3%)175 (68.4%)
 Other11 (78.6%)13 (65%)
Year in college
 First286 (65.0%)0.03402 (65.6%)0.046
 Second112 (58.0%)299 (70.0%)
 Third104 (72.7%)165 (63.2%)
 Fourth39 (72.2%)90 (75.6%)
Accommodation
 Campus accommodation49 (70.0%)0.005140 (67.6%)<0.001
 Rented house/flat209 (67.0%)410 (70.1%)
 Parents’ house256 (65.6%)381 (67.0%)
 House owner20 (41.7%)19 (38.0%)
BMI
 Normal weight355 (65.7%)0.97630 (66.7%)0.96
 Overweight/obese145 (65.9%)135 (66.5%)
Physical activity
 Low162 (66.1%)0.83295 (65.7%)0.07
 Moderate230 (65.7%)374 (65.4%)
 High140 (63.6%)269 (72.1%)
Mental well-being (WEMWBS)
 Below average well-being79 (57.7%)0.02169 (65.3%)0.64
 Average well-being372 (65.0%)660 (68.1%)
 Above average well-being90 (74.4%)127 (66.1%)
No. of sexual partners
 None72 (41.6%)<0.001120 (45.8%)<0.001
 1–3246 (72.4%)479 (69.8%)
 4–567 (76.1%)146 (76.8%)
 6+121 (68.4%)147 (79.9%)
Smoker
 Yes163 (73.4%)0.002292 (81.3%)<0.001
 No361 (61.8%)647 (62.7%)
Illicit drug user
 Yes251 (76.3%)<0.001302 (81.6%)<0.001
 No290 (57.9%)654 (62.3%)
  • BMI, body mass index; WEMWBS, Warwick Edinburgh Mental Well-being scale.