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Table 6 Frequency of risk behaviors (unmatched samples)

From: Effects of Parental Divorce on Teenage Children’s Risk Behaviors: Incidence and Persistence

  1995 2001
  Divorced Married Diffa abs(t)b Divorced Married Diffa abs(t)b
Males
 Binge drinking 034 0.26 0.07** 4.78 0.58 0.60 –0.02 1.36
 Alcohol consumption 0.53 0.44 0.09** 5.35 0.74 0.77 –0.03 2.34
 Tobacco use 0.22 0.16 0.07** 5.07 0.42 0.32 0.10** 6.25
 Marijuana use 0.21 0.14 0.07** 5.40 0.35 0.26 0.09** 5.96
 Hard drug use 0.08 0.06 0.02** 2.65 0.11 0.10 0.01 1.07
Females
 Binge drinking 0.30 0.21 0.09** 6.82 0.44 0.44 0.00 0.30
 Alcohol consumption 0.54 0.45 0.10** 5.91 0.74 0.74 –0.01 0.35
 Tobacco use 0.21 0.14 0.08** 6.30 0.36 0.27 0.10** 6.45
 Marijuana use 0.18 0.11 0.07** 6.55 0.22 0.18 0.04** 3.24
 Hard drug use 0.05 0.05 0.01 1.09 0.07 0.06 0.01 0.82
  1. aDifference between outcomes for divorced and married families (i.e., the average treatment
  2. effect)
  3. bThe absolute value of the t-statistic from a t-test of differences in the mean
  4. ** p < 0.01