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Table 3 Risky behaviours by gender and urban/rural at age 15 and 19

From: Psychosocial competencies and risky behaviours in Peru

  Mean p value Mean p value
  Total Urban Rural t test Female Male t test
Age 15        
Smoking 0.07 0.06 0.08 0.512 0.04 0.09 0.045
Drinking 0.09 0.10 0.05 0.072 0.09 0.08 0.818
Drinking & violence 0.13 0.14 0.10 0.227 0.12 0.13 0.680
Drugs consumption 0.03 0.03 0.01 0.315 0.02 0.03 0.618
Risky sexual behaviour 0.06 0.06 0.05 0.664 0.05 0.06 0.623
Carrying a weapon 0.08 0.07 0.11 0.132 0.07 0.09 0.375
No. of risky behaviours: 0 0.78 0.77 0.80 0.467 0.81 0.75 0.130
No. of risky behaviours: 1 0.16 0.17 0.14 0.458 0.14 0.18 0.294
No. of risky behaviours: 2 0.03 0.04 0.02 0.364 0.03 0.04 0.363
No. of risky behaviours: 3 0.03 0.02 0.04 0.397 0.02 0.03 0.618
Observations 548 406 142   271 277  
Age 19        
Smoking 0.19 0.20 0.18 0.548 0.08 0.29 0.000
Drinking 0.34 0.38 0.24 0.007 0.21 0.45 0.000
Drinking & violence 0.41 0.44 0.30 0.006 0.26 0.53 0.000
Drugs consumption 0.13 0.13 0.14 0.797 0.07 0.19 0.000
Risky sexual behaviour 0.27 0.28 0.24 0.369 0.29 0.26 0.346
Carrying a weapon 0.06 0.06 0.08 0.470 0.05 0.07 0.265
Criminal behaviour 0.20 0.19 0.22 0.701 0.13 0.26 0.010
No. of risky behaviours: 0 0.44 0.43 0.48 0.305 0.57 0.33 0.000
No. of risky behaviours: 1 0.26 0.26 0.27 0.923 0.22 0.30 0.039
No. of risky behaviours: 2 0.17 0.17 0.15 0.559 0.16 0.18 0.602
No. of risky behaviours: 3 0.13 0.14 0.10 0.315 0.05 0.19 0.000
Observations 490 370 120   228 262