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Table 1 Respondents' sociodemographic characteristics and exposure to adverse childhood experiences

From: Self-reported drunkenness among adolescents in four sub-Saharan African countries: associations with adverse childhood experiences

  Male Female Total
  n = 4,968 (51%) n = 4,851 (49%) N = 9,819 (100%)
Sociodemographic characteristics    
Mean age in years (standard deviation) 15.0 (2.19) 15.1 (2.23) 15.0 (2.21)
% In school 65.7 58.3 62.1
% Male-headed household 78.1 74.5 76.3
Living arrangements    
   Both parents a 50.0 43.2 46.7
   Mother only a 16.7 15.8 16.3
   Father only a 7.3 5.3 6.3
   Neither parent a 26.0 35.7 30.8
% Urban residence 24.5 28.4 26.4
% Ever married 1.3 10.7 5.9
Country of residence    
   Burkina Faso a 28.6 28.9 28.7
   Ghana a 24.2 25.7 24.9
   Malawi a 23.8 22.7 23.2
   Uganda a 23.4 22.8 23.1
Importance of religion in life    
   Very important a 81.5 82.3 81.9
   Somewhat important a 13.1 13.0 13.1
   Not important/no religion a 5.4 4.7 5.0
Exposure to adverse childhood experiences    
Frequency with which family did not have enough food before respondent was 10 years    
   Very often a 11.1 10.3 10.7
   Somewhat often a 25.5 25.7 25.6
   Not often at all/Never a 63.4 64.0 63.7
% of respondents who lived in a household with a problem drinker before age 10 years 18.5 20.7 19.6
% of respondents who were physically abused before age 10 20.3 15.8 18.0
% of respondents whose first sex was coerced 1.8 5.6 3.7
  1. Sample sizes are weighted
  2. a % of total sample